Unplugged PC Motherboard in a Hurry, Now in Trouble...
January 6, 2014 12:44 PM Subscribe
I finally broke down and bought a new CPU fan for my PC, which had sounded like a monster truck filled with ball-bearings playing the drums. Things are much quieter now, but in my rush to get it installed I had to take out my motherboard completely and now can't figure out how to put the connections back! Help!
I managed to plug in one of the USB activating connectors, and one for the audio, and my hard-drives - but not the power or any of the other cords which I don't know what they do. Strangely I can get the PC to turn on by plugging in one of the power/power-buttons connectors to the motherboard and the PC will 'jumpstart' and boot (assuming the power cord is in), but the power buttons itself doesn't work or light-up, meaning to turn the thing on I would need to have the case open and fiddle with the motherboard every time.
posted by rosswald to Computers & Internet (6 answers total)
I am also worried about whatever connectors I am missing out and what they might do...
The PC is a Gateway DX4320, and I found someone selling the motherboard itself online
(DX4320-02E AMD Motherboard RS880M05G1), but I couldn't find the manual on the Foxconn website nor any indications on how to proceed or any other manuals.
I would feel pretty silly having to bring my PC into a tech. only to have them take 3 seconds to put things right, but I am unsure what else to do. Any ideas? I am in Brooklyn, NY if that matters.