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Rayev

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I recently received a tower from a friend of mine, only to find out it was a gaming pc. It needs a major cleaning! But as I was cleaning it four cords popped off and I don't know where they go, I looked it and searching for it online, doesn't help me at all.
The desktop tower, has a intel motherboard.
Power supply - enermax.
no hard drive took my emachines hard drive to try to boot it up.
xfx gtx geforce graphic card.
and i'm not sure what else to add.

But I can answer any questions!
BUT now the real questions.
The four cords that popped off were
1. Reset Switch
2. hdd led
3. power led
4. power switch.
 

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They will be pushed onto some pins in the motherboard

Whats the make and exact model of the PC
also have a look on the motherboard there should be a make and model on the motherboard
no hard drive took my emachines hard drive to try to boot it up.
you cannot do that - it wont have the drivers for it

So this tower a friend has given you - has no harddrive ??
On the side/back of the tower - there should be a CoA label
that will have the Product key and the windows version if XP, Vista or W7
BUT
if its windows 8/8.1 or 10 - then it should be embedded within the PC itself
OR if it was a custom built PC , your friend may have purchased the software
you may find if thats the case, and the spec is poor , its uneconomical to buy a new OS
 

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I recently received a tower from a friend of mine
no hard drive took my emachines hard drive to try to boot it up
To add to what Wayne said, you can't remove a hard drive containing a Windows operating system from one computer and install it in a different computer and expect it to boot up and work.
The Windows operating system needs to be installed in the computer the hard drive is in.
It needs a major cleaning! But as I was cleaning it four cords popped off
I'm guessing the interior of the case was pretty dirty and dusty.
What exactly did you use to clean it out that would cause 4 connections to come loose?

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Rayev

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Then what hard drive is need to boot it?
It has so many cords running in every way possible. It has a geforce graphic card. It has a unknown hard drive in it already but not the right parts for it, as for the cords.

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They will be pushed onto some pins in the motherboard

Whats the make and exact model of the PC
also have a look on the motherboard there should be a make and model on the motherboard
you cannot do that - it wont have the drivers for it

So this tower a friend has given you - has no harddrive ??
On the side/back of the tower - there should be a CoA label
that will have the Product key and the windows version if XP, Vista or W7
BUT
if its windows 8/8.1 or 10 - then it should be embedded within the PC itself
OR if it was a custom built PC , your friend may have purchased the software
you may find if thats the case, and the spec is poor , its uneconomical to buy a new OS

I'm guessing the interior of the case was pretty dirty and dusty.
What exactly did you use to clean it out that would cause 4 connections to come loose?

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As for this I didn't want to ruin anything just some small parts of dut over the layering but as I was removing the geforce card, my hands pulled them out. They have colors of blue,green,yellow, and red. But I put them back in for the positive side, but no go.

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