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  • A few newbie questions!!!

    Hi i've just joined the forum and i need help with a few matter's that are, i'm sure simple problems i hope.

    Right here goes.

    My system:

    Via epia M6000
    Fujitsu 40gig Hdd 2.5"
    Sony DVD Slimline
    Morex 12v 55w

    Everything is plugged in nicley, no probs there! (I hope)

    1). Do i need to change some jumpers or somthing for the Hard disk?

    2). Which pins do i use to turn the thing on?

    3). Do i need some LED across a jumper for diagnostics?

    4). When i do finally get it switched on, What do i do? (load windows etc?)

    5). Should i smack myself with a big smelly fish and buy a nice 500 piece jigsaw to amuse my time with?




    Thanks for any help guy's!

    I know i'm as intelligent as 2 short planks!
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  • #2
    1) no, but make sure you have a 2.5" EIDE adapter

    2)

    3) no

    4) It's a computer. Do what you would normally do (hint: load windows first)

    5) That would definitely be cheaper and less frustrating.
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    • #3
      So i just link over the two pins? is it just a pulse it needs to switch on or does it need a fixed supply?


      Never built a pc in my life and i decided to start with a carputer!

      I was always the kid in school drowning in the deep end of the swimming pool!

      Any good links to web page dedicated to building thes e type of computers? Stage by stage?
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      • #4
        I had the same problem, man, I feel your pain.
        To turn the computer on the first time, you just have to connect the two pins (6&8, if I remember correctly, but definitely check the manual first) momentarily to get the board to power up. I recommend taknig a normal jumper and sliding it on and off quickly, then going into the bios and setting it to turn off after power loss. That way rather than using the jumper every time, you can just shut down, cut the power to your power supply, and then turn the power back on and it will boot without the jumper trick.
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        • #5
          Go to the local computer store and purchase a "front panel extension kit". It will include wires and jumpers for plugging into the "headers" on your motherboard. You really only need the one that extends the power on switch. Read the instructions carefully and connect the switch to the two pins that are for the power on switch. It shouldn't matter which.

          Turn the power on for the computer. Press the newly attached power switch. Your computer should start. Make sure your Windows disk is in the CD-ROM drive. Boot from the CD and install Windows. This takes about 90 minutes. After that, you should be able to boot from the hard drive and into Windows. Congrats, you just got started.
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