Build Your Own ATX Power On Switch

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Got a small problem.

have motherboard set up w/ fan, heatsink, hd, etc.
but the case I'm using is a Gateway case and the
wires coming from the power on switch (the external button
you press to turn the computer on) are in a 8x8 plastic
thing and there's 6 wires. The motherboard clearly
has 2 prongs set aside for an ATX-SW but the case
doesn't seem to support this. Does anyone know
how to build a simple power on switch that goes
to the motherboard? Or does anyone know which
two wires from an Gateway case are supposed to
go into the atx-sw?

e-mail me if u can.

Thanks,
A
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  1. Archived from groups: alt.comp.hardware.pc-homebuilt (More info?)

    alj wrote:
    > Got a small problem.
    >
    > have motherboard set up w/ fan, heatsink, hd, etc.
    > but the case I'm using is a Gateway case and the
    > wires coming from the power on switch (the external button
    > you press to turn the computer on) are in a 8x8 plastic
    > thing and there's 6 wires. The motherboard clearly
    > has 2 prongs set aside for an ATX-SW but the case
    > doesn't seem to support this. Does anyone know
    > how to build a simple power on switch that goes
    > to the motherboard? Or does anyone know which
    > two wires from an Gateway case are supposed to
    > go into the atx-sw?
    >
    > e-mail me if u can.
    >
    > Thanks,
    > A


    just check the wires with an ohm-meter
    the swich is just a single pole , momentary "on"
  2. Archived from groups: alt.comp.hardware.pc-homebuilt (More info?)

    >
    > just check the wires with an ohm-meter
    > the swich is just a single pole , momentary "on"

    there's two prongs for atx, so the one thing is just
    one wire?

    Thanks,
    A
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