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(Resolved) Turn on a computer without power button connected?

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December 15, 2009 8:16:42 AM

I recently got some new parts for my old Compaq, and little did I know that the motherboard I got didn't have the correct input for the wire to the power button; so now I can't turn it on. Is there any other way to turn it on, preferably not by shorting the motherboard?

Thanks in advance!
December 15, 2009 9:47:41 AM

you need to purchase a front panel from spare shop
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December 15, 2009 10:49:56 AM

Yeah, LOTS of spare shops in my neighborhood! Pull the two wires from the plug-in block and using some good flux, solder the wires to the motherboard... It does take a steady hand and good soldering technique!
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December 31, 2009 7:21:59 AM

What I meant there is a specific kind of FP available that has wired soldered, you just need to plug it in the FP pins.
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January 8, 2010 9:38:16 AM

Thanks guys, I solved the problem. I just had to trim the wires and a couple others from the case speaker and connect them, then find an alternate place on the motherboard to plug in, since it didn't have a place for a 2-pin connector.

Thanks again for your help.
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