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Antec 1200 case POWER button not working

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November 13, 2009 3:56:37 AM

Hello all, I have an Antec 1200 case but the POWER button at the front of the case doesn't work.
The RESET button works, but not the ON/OFF power button.

So when I turn it on, I have to use the onboard power button my my p6t deluxe v2 mobo.
It gets annoying having to open the case up all the time to turn it on... and I will probably be selling the computer in the near future so I need the case button fixed.

Is there an easy way to do this???

OH.. and YES, the jumpers for the button are connected properly to the mobo..

So does anyone have any information they could share with me about fixing this small but annoying problem???

I'd appreciate the help greatly!!
a b ) Power supply
November 13, 2009 12:13:14 PM

Assuming you can't get at the button and repair or re-place it (it is a VERY simple momentary-contact switch), you can use the Reset button instead. It is the same type of switch. So just take the little connector from the Reset button that plugs onto 2 pins on the mobo connector for the front panel, and move it to the pair of pins for the on/off switch. You will have a good on/off switch with the wrong label on the front, but no Reset switch.
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November 13, 2009 1:22:21 PM

ahhh...good point about changing the reset button to the on/off...
I will get on that tomorrow. So thankyou...

Still, I'm going to have to get the original on/off button fixed. But... the workaround will work for now!
Cheers.
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November 13, 2009 2:12:51 PM

Contact Antec. You should be able to get a replacement from there.
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a b ) Power supply
November 13, 2009 5:44:17 PM

That workaround will get you through the tough times for the time being, thanks to Paperdoc for posting it!

The best thing to do is to contact our Customer Support department. Link: http://www.antec.com/Believe_it/index.php?page=support_...

If it's still under warranty we should be able to help you out in getting it fixed/replaced.
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November 13, 2009 5:59:03 PM

Antec is pretty good about having every possible replacement part even for out of warranty chassis if they are still kicking around. I need to order a couple things come to think of it lol
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March 12, 2010 2:42:16 PM

Paperdoc said:
Assuming you can't get at the button and repair or re-place it (it is a VERY simple momentary-contact switch), you can use the Reset button instead. It is the same type of switch. So just take the little connector from the Reset button that plugs onto 2 pins on the mobo connector for the front panel, and move it to the pair of pins for the on/off switch. You will have a good on/off switch with the wrong label on the front, but no Reset switch.



WOW!! DE-DUH-DE!!
Man I can not thank you enough. I have a Antec 300 with a ASUS mobo and was having the same problem. I would of never thought of switching the buttons. And I have a college diagree in IT.
You saved me a lot of down time waiting for a new case from newegg. Great post. Thank you so very much. you are doing great thing's keep up the good work. You saved my ass.. TY.
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a c 144 ) Power supply
March 13, 2010 11:23:52 AM

Good grief, people! This is basic troubleshooting.
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