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    Can this be done ?

    I want to test my PC system out of the case, I want to power up my 300 W ATX PSU, which does not have an external on/off switch, while it is connected to the motherboard, can anyone point me in the direction of a website that contains details as to how I can connect an inline on/off switch on the wiring of my PSU ?

    Thanks DD

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    ol' man is offline workin fingas to the bone
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    Why not I ran my PIII tualatin for two weeks before I put it into the case

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    Basically all you have to do is connect a wire to each of the pins of the power header on the mobo, touching the ends of the two wires for a moment simulates pressing the power button. Instant "ON" switch

    Cal

    EDIT: if you connect a default-off pulse switch to the two wire ends, you'll have a nice "button" to press, just like the power button on the case.

    [This message has been edited by Cal (edited 10-20-2001).]

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    You can pull the switch out of the case and plug it into the mobo using the normal connection.

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    Thanks but the last time I touched two wires together my hair stood on end I really need a diagram for an inline switch

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    Thanks Bill but I'd still like an in line switch on the PSU wiring

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    Here you go digitaldog:



    I did this long ago, when mobos didn't have power-on-keyboard, and I wanted to be able to turn my computer on from the desk.

    Cal

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    That's just what I was looking for, thanks Cal.

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