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Power SW connector seems broken? Flathead works

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January 11, 2013 2:35:10 AM

Hi all! I just put together my new rig and when I went to boot up nothing happened.. I searched around and saw people mentioning to try shorting the pins where the power sw connector goes with a flat head.. that worked! Problem is.. I am ONLY able to turn on my pc using that method.. so does that mean my case and cables are faulty?
January 11, 2013 3:04:08 AM

probably the switch on the front of the case

you can check it with an Ohm meter
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January 11, 2013 3:20:50 AM

for testing purposes, i decided to put my Reset connector in the power sw pins... and what do u know.. my reset button now turns on my pc.

annoying.. not TOO bad... wondering if it will be worth my time to rma the case.. hmm
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January 11, 2013 3:21:01 AM

also did you plug the switch correctly using motherboard manual neutral to neutral and positive to positive .
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January 11, 2013 4:05:54 AM

scout_03 said:
also did you plug the switch correctly using motherboard manual neutral to neutral and positive to positive .


polarity is NOT important

it just briefly shorts the two pins


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January 11, 2013 4:18:24 AM

scout_03 said:
also did you plug the switch correctly using motherboard manual neutral to neutral and positive to positive .


yeah im 100% sure. just to test, i even tried the opposite way. no dice.
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