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brewtix
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Registered: ‎02-24-2016
Location: Los Angeles, CA
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Message 21 of 85

Re: IdeaCentre 700 - 10 Pin Atx Connector?

Mike_Cool ---- Aweome. Good luck with that 10-pin connector on Amazon. Hopefully it fits. To answer your questions:

 


And the mainboard pins only have 2 yellow pins, where did you have to take the extra yellow from?


I ended up using the 20/24 ATX (mainboard) pin as you mention here, and then I think I remember getting the extra yellow from an unused SATA coming out of the new PSU (My new PSU had 2 extra SATA lines - 2 more than I needed, since as you probably know, the Lenovo comes with a stock SATA line connected to the motherboard that powers the DVD player and any Hard Drives, and it's probably better to use this line than one coming straight out of the PSU so all connected devices turn off when the motherboard turns off.)

 


Also when you did the rewiring what did you do with the left over wires?

 


All leftover wires I wrapped a piece of electrical tape on their exposed ends and then used a zip tie to tie them together and shoved them in the area above my DVD player. I'm guessing if you really wanted to, you could cut them off at the base of the new PSU and not have to deal with excessive wirage. So long as none of the unused copper wires touch and short each other.

nei1_
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Message 22 of 85

Re: IdeaCentre 700 - 10 Pin Atx Connector?

Lenovo, Lenovo, Lenovo

 

A 10 Pin Atx Connector?

 

It's proprietary stuff like that which permanently turned me away from Dell.

 

Sigh...

Mike_Cool
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Message 23 of 85

Re: IdeaCentre 700 - 10 Pin Atx Connector?

What kind of stuff is Dell doing?

I haven't bought a dell in years...

 

I'd figure them & HP were pretty user accessible & non proprietary.

nei1_
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Message 24 of 85

Re: IdeaCentre 700 - 10 Pin Atx Connector?

I don't know what Dell is doing today.

 

Once upon a time, they had power supplies that couldn't be replaced with generic supplies.  And motherboards that had non-standard mounting holes -- or cases, depending on your perspective.  Repair and upgrading were especially problematic.

 

I guess today, I'd have to research Dell reviews about their innards, except I'd be more apt to build a computer, assuring everything is standard.

 

Alienware had a checkered past with reliability issues, which continued even after Dell bought them.

 

Not a lot of specifics.  Personally, I am convinced to stay away from 'em.  For what it's worth.

 

Recently, I thought that the next time I have a computer emergency, I'd find something besides a Dell to fill my niche.  Lenovo was at the top of the list.  Since you mention it, I haven't heard of any problems about HP, certainly not along the lines of the parts-compatibilty gossip.

setzovich_1
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Registered: ‎04-12-2016
Location: UK
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Message 25 of 85

Re: IdeaCentre 700 - 10 Pin Atx Connector?

hey, i dont suppose you could upload a picture somewhere where i can take a look at what you've done, i am having the same problem and it sucks.. i'd like to just copy what you've done so i can put my new gpu in but you know, lenovo and falsely advertising my pc as upgradable.. thank you

D4emios
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Message 26 of 85

Re: IdeaCentre 700 - 10 Pin Atx Connector?

I too would like to have an image of the process, or at the very least the final result as I made the mistake of purchasing the 700, and now can't return it, so I'd rather work on the fix you guys came up with rather than start all over from scratch with a new motherboard, etc....

msharsh
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Registered: ‎02-12-2016
Location: North Carolina
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Message 27 of 85

Re: IdeaCentre 700 - 10 Pin Atx Connector?

 https://youtu.be/IFXhWC8NUg8

 

Thrown together, hope it helps you see it ain't that scary. Potato quality.

 

the right adapter:

http://www.amazon.com/Power-Supply-Adapter-Cable-Lenovo/dp/B00WE5KSFQ

D4emios
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Message 28 of 85

Re: IdeaCentre 700 - 10 Pin Atx Connector?

you sir, are awesome. My adapter is coming in tomorrow. Fingers crossed. I bought a 600w psu and a new GTX 900 series card...wish me luck.

msharsh
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Message 29 of 85

Re: IdeaCentre 700 - 10 Pin Atx Connector?

There is one detail that others have mentioned that I forgot to go over in my video - you need to remove the extra wires you dont use, or insulate and isolate them - you dont want live, extra wires from the adapter contacting your PC or eachother. (I used duct tape.....) Good luck!

D4emios
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Message 30 of 85

Re: IdeaCentre 700 - 10 Pin Atx Connector?

It comes in today. I'm going to make a video as I'm working on it. I'll post it up afterwards.

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