Problem with new front I/O switch in my PC
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/diy/, I have a weird fucking problem. I just moved my PC into an HAF 912 case, and I can get the mobo and case fans to spin up, but I get NOTHING but a black screen unless I use the old dell case power switch (OEM).
Now, I traced the wires on the OEM switch to line up the new power switch, because a pinout diagram for this motherboard doesn't fucking exist. I match everything up precisely, power switch, HDD LED, power LED... except a couple on the OEM switch on the bottom that don't go to anything. There's no reset button on the OEM switch, it appears that a couple wires branch off from the main power switch wires to a couple isolated pins on the bottom. I tried to put the reset switch where those mystery pins go, but nada.
Like I said, the computer powers on with the new case switch, but I only get a black screen UNLESS I unplug that, plug in the OEM switch into the motherboard and power it on with that. Then it boots to windows like normal. This is the third case it's been in too, in the second case I had this problem but I just thought the second case's switch was bad. Now I know there's something fucky afoot... Could just be no monitor signal? No clue why that would be with a different power switch.
This case looks like dogshit with the OEM switch just dangling out the front. Getting this new case's switch to work is the last fucking step in my build. Does ANYBODY have any idea what's going on? The motherboard is a Dell Great Bear MIH81R. Pic related is the OEM power switch.
I was redirected here from /g/. The replies there have not pointed me towards a solution thus far. Hoping somebody has an idea as to what's going on.
recovering file from old hard drive
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I know of this is more of a "make shit" board but this was the best fit for my problem:
>be me, 8ish years ago, age 10 or 11
>look at porn on mom's laptop
>mom takes laptop to geek squad
>geeks quad does their magic
>lost all data including book she was writing, she is a journalist
>get laptop back, laptop runs fine but all her old stuff is gone, continue using laptop for multiple years after initial crash
>about a week ago, come home for Christmas, find old laptop in basement
>remember book I destroyed by watching porn as a 10 year old
>pull out old 60gb hard drive
what is the likelihood that the file of that book my mom had been working on is somewhere still on there? I've done my homework and know all the different options for data recovery, main problem would be if the fagsquad formatted the whole drive to reinstall windows xp when they "repaired" the laptop or if they just ran an anti-virus program on it and left the rest alone and reinstalled xp.
Is this worth a shot? it's been a while but I know files tend to hang around on hard drives for a while after being "deleted" before that space is needed for writing new data in its place.
Any ideas /diy/? Thanks a lot in advance.
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hey /diy/, i got an electronics 101 question
connected a 3V battery, a 100 Ohm resistor, and a green LED in series. expecting I = 3 / 100 = 30 mA
connect an old "Fluke 29" multimeter, and it's current measurement reads "06.75 DC" (assuming it means 6.75mA)
am i doing something wrong, is the multimeter bad?