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The plan now, is to build an extended, accessable panel to store the cables. Don't ask where they were before, lol!



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2010 Dell Inspiron 560 Project

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OK, so, since this is basically an OEM Dell Inspiron 560 I bought from WalMart in January of 2011; I've never had ALL the components out at one time, (and NEVER the mobo), until now. So, right after this photo, I go to press the power button on the case front & NOTHING HAPPENS! No panic; I flip the power switch on back of the Corsair 500 PSU, in case I turned it off & forgot, or it got bumped off during reassembly; press the power button --- NOTHING! Fortunately, it's now much easier to get to all the connectors inside, without having to move a bunch of cabling, creatively stuffed everywhere, so, I check all the connections, to be sure they're all well seated --- NOTHING! Still, not unheard of; maybe I bent a pin, especially one on the mobo switch connector, so I pull every plug, check the pins & reinstall them all --- NOTHING! Now, it's time to panic, as this is my only computer --- I can't even go online for help! [i'll be fixing that ASAP]! So, I pull the Corsair PSU, with a million cables, (seems like), & reinstall the OEM 300W Bestec PSU that has the main mobo plug, a 4-pin CPU connector & 2 SATA power cables with 2 connectors each --- IT WORKS! But, I can't buy another PSU for 2 more weeks, 'til I get paid again, & won't be able to use the overclocking features on my GTX 750. Not ready to give up on the Corsair PSU, yet, (which should have a power on light on it!), I decide to hook it back up, using the spare set of cables I usually kept stuffed out of the way, & I only plugged in the mobo cable, CPU cable & SATA cable to the hard drive --- that worked! I changed out one cable at a time to the ones I had used before, THAT worked! So, I reinstalled the Corsair PSU, plugged everything in & THAT worked, but, my display was telling me there was NO SIGNAL! I turned off the computer, after checking the HDMI cable connections on the video card & my SAMSUNG Smart TV I use for a monitor; change HDMI cords, & try again --- NOTHING HAPPENS when I press the computer power button! I'm about to start pulling the PSU again, but, hadn't unplugged it yet, when the power suddenly comes on! Then goes out! Anyway, playing with the switch, I find where it's shorting out on one of the wire connections, so I throw a little more solder on it & it's working for now; (gonna order a new switch)! Still no signal to the monitor! Just for the heck of it, I turn the TV off, wait 10 seconds, & turn it back on --- IT"S WORKING! Hate it when that kind of crap happens, 'cause it seems like every time it does, I can never think of all the things that could be wrong! Another reason to have a second computer!

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