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Power Button not Working

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January 16, 2011 9:04:03 PM

Greetings folks:

I just built my first computer over the weekend, and it works fine, with the exception of the power button. I can manually boot the computer with the motherboard, but the power button doesn't work.

Relevant specs:

Case: Antec 300 Illusion
Motherboard: ASrock 870 extreme3


When I boot using the motherboard, it appears to be working perfectly, single beep after booting it, all the fans are running, ect. Even my front panel LEDs properly turn on. I've tried all the ways I could possibly concieve my power connector to go in (horizontal, vertical, upside down), but it won't boot.

Thoughts? Opinions?

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January 16, 2011 9:57:30 PM

Looks like your MB has 2 rows. I think the power cable on the Anrec case is labeled
something like PWSW and should be connected in the top row, just to the right of the 3 pin PLED connector.

If you tried that and it doesn't work, there may be a faulty connection at the power button on the case. Good luck
January 16, 2011 10:40:51 PM

I recently had built a PC with Antec 300 illusion, and the reset and the power switch were labled incorrectly. Swapped pwr/reset and worked fine.
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January 17, 2011 1:48:52 AM

Yeah, that turned out to be the problem, mislabeled switches. Thanks guys.
January 17, 2011 3:11:54 AM

Glad to hear your found the problem. This was an incredibly stressful situation for me. I was absolutely clueless until I decided to try and manually boot. Was my first build and itw asnt even for myself at that.

No wonder the Antec 300 Illusion was on sale at newegg lol
September 21, 2011 8:57:31 AM

Icekommander said:
Greetings folks:

I just built my first computer over the weekend, and it works fine, with the exception of the power button. I can manually boot the computer with the motherboard, but the power button doesn't work.

Relevant specs:

Case: Antec 300 Illusion
Motherboard: ASrock 870 extreme3


When I boot using the motherboard, it appears to be working perfectly, single beep after booting it, all the fans are running, ect. Even my front panel LEDs properly turn on. I've tried all the ways I could possibly concieve my power connector to go in (horizontal, vertical, upside down), but it won't boot.

Thoughts? Opinions?

chal:
please change the position of the motherboard jumper &try to open the pc
if not analayze the meaning of the beep code sound form the manufucturer manual gudie book
April 16, 2014 4:00:09 PM

rhartzell88 said:
I recently had built a PC with Antec 300 illusion, and the reset and the power switch were labled incorrectly. Swapped pwr/reset and worked fine.



I made an account here to thank you. That was exactly my issue. I was bumming pretty hard about having to deal with an exchange and was thrilled when I found that I had the exact same issue.

Thanks again!