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mombodog wrote:Your best bet is to back trace the wires on the 3000 case, make your own pinout diagram. Not easy but it is the only way unless someone else has done it and shares the info, I have seen some pinout diagrams for Dells, but none for the 3000.
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fireberd wrote:All the posts from the "experts" on here say that the Dell front panel connector is proprietary and undocumented. Which means you are on your own to figure out which wires are for the front panel power switch then you will have to fabricate your own Molex connector for the power switch. Same way with the other connectors, if you can. Dell's are poor candidates for modifying, you need a lot of technical ability to do it.
tigerwolf7 wrote:I'm curious-did the physical connections between the motherboard and the new case line up? I was under the impression that THAT was what was proprietary about Dell's motherboards, but apparently not? (If not, then the only proprietary thing would be the front case connections, and maybe you can even figure out what to hook stuff to as per an earlier post?)
tigerwolf7 wrote:If you can get the power button working, that's really the main thing. Front USB is nice, but not critical. Front audio even less so, particularly if you're using a sound card.I'm just amazed it can be done at all...although I'm not completely sure what the point is since the main issue with that system was just that it lacks an AGP or PCIe x16 slot.I wonder how many other Dell systems could be similarly moved over? I was always told the physical connections to the case are different than standard, but if they were just normal ATX boards...Message Edited by tigerwolf7 on 01-29-2008 09:23 AMm-ATX1)Dimension B110,1100,2300, 2350, 2400, 3000, 4600,47002)Optiplex 170L3)VOSTRO-200,400 (you will not have rear I/O filler plate)4)Inspiron 530,531 (you will not have rear I/O filler plate) FULL SIZE-ATX1)PowerEdge Server Tower-700,800,830,840 case can be used for standard non Dell full ATX motherboard you do have to change to standard front panel wiring though the power and LED's use ribbon style cable and change out the header connector on the USB harness(PowerEdge700 does not have front USB).Also have to make sure it has the motherboard tray included. That is all the models that im aware of.
justmike1787 wrote:Basically I just had to try the control pins in different set-ups until one worked properly. Thanks again for all the help!