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Gigabyte board front panel connector problems

Discussion in 'PC hardware help' started by Wilbow, Aug 9, 2007.

  1. Wilbow

    Wilbow Guest

    Hi everybody,
    I have come into posession of a Gigabyte S478 OEM board GA-8SIMLNF, which I believe was used in Packard Bell PC's. There is a group of pins for the front panel but they have no identification on them. I have been to the Gigabyte website and they dont list it, the nearest model number is GA-8SIML, it is not much different to that apart from the front panel connector!
    For photos of my board go here:-

    http://gigaboardfpanel.mypicgallery.com/

    Any ideas?

    Thanks in anticipation of any help
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  3. sammorris

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  4. Wilbow

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    Hi, thanks for replying, I was kinda hoping of some indication as to which pins do what, lol. But nevermind that, I've sussed it and got it booting to bios after I clear cmos, anyway I have a new problem now, it wont reboot after running setup, I just get 'No signal' and screen shuts off. I am getting a low battery warning for a known good battery ( I have tried 3 and they all reporting same) If I clear cmos and start again i can select F2 to run setup again, or F1 to load defaults and carry on which it will try and do, but I cant set it to boot from cd then to install OS.

    Any ideas?
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    Try looking at another boards manual and try using that. It should be the same.
  6. Wilbow

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    Cracked it, used the GA-8SIMLH manual, edited one of the photos to show the pins.
  7. abuzar1

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    Hey good to see it worked!
  8. sammorris

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    Cool, so it's all sorted?
    Last edited: Aug 11, 2007

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