Having problems with your E-Machines eMachines T3830 PC Desktop ?

Had to replace power switch on emachine computer need to know where wires go


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I'd like you to look at this motherboard, and compare it to yours.

It's an Intel Seabreeze T3 motherboard. My data states it was used in many computers, and the eMachines T3830 being one of them.

http://support.gateway.com/s//MOTHERBD/Intel2/2521776/4000979nv.shtml

On this page left-click 0n - Product Views, in the list.

On this page left-click on Q-Front Panel Header.

You have three twisted pairs of wires coming from the Front Panel of the computer.
One pair is for the Power On switch. (PWR, or SW, or SW1)
One pair is for the Harddrive Activity Lamp. (HDD LED)
One pair is for the Power On LED light.

IF, my information is correct, the Front Panel header on your motherboard looks like this,

http://support.gateway.com/s/MOTHERBD/Intel2/2519274/2519274mvr20.shtml

4 pins going across the top.
5 pins going across the bottom.

Notice although across the top is shows 2, 4, 6, 8, and 10, (In Red), there is No pin 10. Just a blank spot.

Pins across the Bottom starting from Left going to the Right, are
1, 3, 5, 7, and 9.

Pins across the Top starting from Left going to the Right, are
2, 4, 6, 8.
No pin 10.

1) Pins 1 and 3 are for the Harddrive Activity Lamp. (HDD LED)

2) Pins 2 and 4 are for the Power On light. (PWR LED)

3) Pins 5 and 7 are for the Reset switch. (RST)

4) Pins 6 and 8 are for the Power On switch. (PW1, or PW SW, or SW1, or PWR ON, or ATX-SW)

5) Pin 9 is for the +5 Volt power

This is eMachines Support, and NG3 Hardware Reference Guide.
You may also find it useful.

http://www.emachines.com/support/product_support.html?cat=Desktops&subcat=T%20Series&model=T3830

Should this not be the motherboard, let me know in a comment.
You must check cable(small) one the (left or right) one hard drive, CD Drive, floppy disk and for motherboard (the big one) .You check the manuals, is not hard just follow where the power lines.
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