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Asus p8z68-v lx external boot

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December 23, 2011 12:38:50 PM

I'm trying to do an external build. But I have no idea how to turn it on? I have referred to the manual of the motherboard but can't find it.

This is my first build guys.

Could anyone help?
December 23, 2011 1:02:13 PM

Do you have a switch on the MB for the power button? Just like a traditional case, the power button connects to the front panel. Check the manual, or labeling on the board, to determine the two correct posts. For testing you can jumper the two posts with a screwdriver, but hit an electronics store and pick up an actual switch.
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December 23, 2011 1:04:38 PM

Just hook everything up and then short the two pins for Power Swith PW+ and PW- in the F Panel at the corner down by the SATA connector edge with something metallic (screwdriver) for a couple seconds.
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December 23, 2011 1:10:08 PM

Oh my. I tried to turn it on, and BANG. The power supply made a noise. I have totally and utterly messed this?
December 23, 2011 1:13:05 PM

I done it with the screwdriver, touching the two pins. But it just instantly made a noise. And the power supply was, smelly..
December 23, 2011 1:20:11 PM

Help? Freaking out here..
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December 23, 2011 3:49:57 PM

Either something was connected wrong creating a short circuit for the PSU, or more likely a bad PSU.

If it smells like burned bakelite, a bad smell that florescent light ballasts have when they die, you need to RMA the PSU, you can't repair it.
December 23, 2011 5:30:32 PM

Ok. All other parts are working fine, sending back the PSU. thanks
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December 23, 2011 11:50:30 PM

Sure, just a little bad luck with the PSU.

Merry Christmas.
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