03-22-2018 07:13 AM
I am trying to start a Saipan-2GF Motherboard, but cannot find the area on the motherboard to do this (don’t have the start switch or cable). Thank You.
03-22-2018 09:36 PM
is usually inside a laptop computer.
That means that there should be a "ribbon-cable" connecting the ON/OFF button to somewhere on the motherboard.
The picture: https://support.hp.com/doc-images/895/c05143532.jpg
is too fuzzy to see where that ribbon-cable connects into the motherboard. Sigh.
03-23-2018 09:37 AM - edited 03-24-2018 09:59 AM
> ... but I was able to view the motherboard layout you showed.
That sentence is confusing. Did you mean:
* but I was NOT able, or,
* AND I was able,
> I also couldnt find the start point on it,
> Does anyone have a schematic of the Saipan-2GF motherboard?
HP does. See: https://support.hp.com/us-en/search?q=Saipan-2GF
for a list of HP computers that use that motherboard.
Pick one model, and search the HP Support web-site for "User Guides" for that model.
Title / Size
- Hard Drive Replacement Instructions 0.74MB
- Upgrading and Servicing Guide 3.62MB
- Memory Module Replacement Instructions 0.68MB
- User Guide 0.91MB
- Customer Self Repair Guide 3.88MB
- Wireless Keyboard and Mouse Replacement Instructions 0.16MB
- Optical Drive Replacement Instructions 0.67MB
Hopefully, the model you pick will not be a multi-language "pictorial-guide", but will be a "mostly-text" document.
Please click "Thumbs Up" on each useful response.
03-23-2018 09:56 AM
Apologies, but I meant it as I wrote it. I was able to view the same motherboard as was shown in the original reply attachment, it has highlighted points on it but they are not labelled or explained. The website you recommend is shown as being down as of this morning, I will keep checking.
I have the user guide for the model but nothing is shown for how to start the motherboard outside of the case, with just the motherboard.
03-23-2018 10:03 AM
> The website you recommend is shown as being down as of this morning.
I just tried all the hyperlinks that I cited. They work for me.
> I have the user guide for the model but nothing is shown for how to start the motherboard outside of the case, with just the motherboard.
To repeat, there should be a "ribbon-cable" from the ON/OFF button to a connector on the motherboard.
If you are looking for a pair of pins, as commonly found on a "desktop" motherboard, you will not find those pins.
for a picture of the ribbon-cable, and how it fits into a "slot" connector on the motherboard.
03-23-2018 10:58 AM
The attached is the website posted, still down as of a couple of minutes ago. I have a ribbon cable and found an attachment for it on the motherboard, may not be the right one. Just as in the tomshardware post, shorting it doesn’t work.
03-24-2018 09:54 AM - edited 03-24-2018 10:03 AM
> The attached is the website posted, still down as of a couple of minutes ago.
Which hyperlink did you "click"?
Instead of "clicking" on the hyperlink with the LEFT mouse-button,
click with the RIGHT mouse-button, and choose "copy shortcut" to copy the URL.
Then, paste that URL into your reply to this message.
EDIT: Never mind.
I have revised my previous post: 03-23-2018 09:37 AM - edited 03-24-2018 09:59 AM
to change the hyperlink.
Try it again.
03-24-2018 09:56 AM
> I have a ribbon cable and found an attachment for it on the motherboard, may not be the right one.
The motherboard probably has a few connectors: keyboard (probably much wider) and touchpad (probably the same width as the "power" ribbon-cable).