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JakThorpe
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[Aurora R4] LED Batteries connector. Where to plug?

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After disassembling the case and reassembling, the only issue left is to connect the batteries in the Drives Shroud to somewhere. 

Following the user manual, I understand this will be the MIO, but I cannot find the place anywhere (it is a three pin connector).

 IMG_2642.JPGBack of shroud with batteries enclosure and three pin cable

Any help would be welcome. It quite a ridiculous problem but it is the only step missing after a successful cleaning and recovery of a six beep problem (dissassembling and cleaning has worked the miracle).

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Tesla1856
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Re: [Aurora R4] LED Batteries connector. Where to plug?

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The battery for "Internal Theater Lighting" 3-pinner is #16, the black 3-pin single row Molex-SL connector ... on the MIO-Board (ALX version).

MIO_R3R4_Battery.jpg


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Tesla1856
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Re: [Aurora R4] LED Batteries connector. Where to plug?

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Good work on the repair.

Only the ALX models have those batteries, so they can't be too important. I think they are only for backup lighting.

Maybe they connect to top-lighting-strip ?


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JakThorpe
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Re: [Aurora R4] LED Batteries connector. Where to plug?

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Thanks very much for your quick reply.

I am afraid not. The top lighting strip has four pin connectors for the different fans (see picture)

Perhaps someone having an Aurora R4 could check his/her machine...

IMG_2643.JPGTop lighting strip

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Tesla1856
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Re: [Aurora R4] LED Batteries connector. Where to plug?

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@JakThorpe wrote:

 

Perhaps someone having an Aurora R4 could check his/her machine...

 


Right. It will be the same connection/wiring for any enhanced ALX model, Aurora-R1/R2/R3/R4. As you likely know, Aurora-ALX models are rare.

There is not much official documentation (Dell PDFs, etc.) of enhanced ALX features (lighting, etc.).


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Tesla1856
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Re: [Aurora R4] LED Batteries connector. Where to plug?

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The battery for "Internal Theater Lighting" 3-pinner is #16, the black 3-pin single row Molex-SL connector ... on the MIO-Board (ALX version).

MIO_R3R4_Battery.jpg


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JakThorpe
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Re: [Aurora R4] LED Batteries connector. Where to plug?

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Hi Tesla1856

Thanks very much for your reply. Indeed I found where to plug the battery and I discovered why I was not finding it before: when removing the cable, the board side of the connector was detached and was kept with the cable part of the connector, leaving just three pins sticking out from the board.

Reconnected everything again and problem solved!!

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