Calling all geeks!: I need to turn on my PC.. without a case Tags: Motherboards Cases Last response: March 14, 2009 9:12 AM in Motherboards Share mixednuts March 12, 2009 3:13:26 PM So, obviously, there's no power button. I'm thinking i just have to connect the two pins on the mobo that are for the power switch momentarily and it should turn on.. will this work you think? thanks for the help! More about : calling geeks turn case jitpublisher a b V Motherboard March 12, 2009 3:34:09 PM Yes, that is all you need to do. A small screwdriver works perfectly. Just be careful and only touch the 2 pins you are supposed to touch! mixednuts March 12, 2009 6:31:59 PM great, thanks Related resources Holiday Buyers' Guide 2006, Part 6: Gifts For Geeks and Gamers - Forum Alright you Geeks ... - Forum Now geek is a term of endearment among acolytes of technology - Forum Calling all experts: Building a PC to last, Need help - Forum Start/restart button lights up but does not turn on - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer rousegk7 March 13, 2009 3:53:29 PM If your looking for a permanent solution to auto turn on the motherboard/power supply, a u330 capacitor in a 1 x 2 mta connector works wonders.... inner nerd FTW!!!!! montyuk March 13, 2009 10:03:50 PM another way to do it is to cannibalise an old case and carefully remove the power button so you can use it for these circumstances. one-shot March 14, 2009 2:37:33 AM montyuk said:another way to do it is to cannibalise an old case and carefully remove the power button so you can use it for these circumstances. Or you could just purchase another switch at any local hardware store. The case should still fully function without the power button. jivdis1x March 14, 2009 4:37:58 AM wire wrap the 2 pin for the power switch on the mobo w/ a small awg(26-30)wire. turn on/off-tap the wires together. Same thing for the reset switch min2max March 14, 2009 9:12:29 AM you can turn it with a screwdriver, you just need to check the correct pins in the mainboard manual. I'm 100% this works. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumWon't turn on! ForumComputer will NOT POST and I Need some HELP! ForumI need to break my laptop without permanent damage ForumSys Temp? Geeks Unite ! s.o.s. ForumPC can not recognize Seagate Internal Hard drive ForumHow to connect NAS directly to my PCs Ethernet port without Router ForumTurning on PSU turns on the Pc without pressing power ForumGaming PC - Are These Compatible ForumExploring Below Ambient Water Cooling ForumCalling all RoarKings ForumGEEK SQUAD EXPOSED!!! ForumNew PC won\'t turn on without graphics card. Please HELP! ForumIntel i5 3550p & AS Rock Z77 PRO 3 ForumNeed some clarification? Mobo at 16x/8x? ForumSwitching Mobo do I need to reinstall WinXP? More resources Read discussions in other Motherboards categories BIOS Boot Chipsets ASRock Asus Chaintech DFI Elitegroup FIC Foxconn Gigabyte Intel MSI-Microstar !