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OK so i've got my easy button here, and i want to make it my power on switch.

I've got the switch part mapped out, but when i push the button 3v goes through the switch. Is that safe for my mobo? has anyone else done this mod before and has done a writeup?
    
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I may be completely reading it wrong, but if your concerned you could measure how much goes through to the mobo when you press the power button on a regular switch, and wire a resistor in the circuit accordingly.
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Well when i press the switch on the easy button... i measure 3v on my multimeter. Meaning that 3v would go through my mobo.
    
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Power on switches are simple momentary switches on/off. You can use any switch that is simply on/off but would avoid anything that introduces power to the terminals. I am not familiar with the easy button, I am assuming it has some battery and lights the thing up?
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Power on switches are simple momentary switches on/off. You can use any switch that is simply on/off but would avoid anything that introduces power to the terminals. I am not familiar with the easy button, I am assuming it has some battery and lights the thing up?
its the staples easy button, it has batteries and when you press it it says "That was easy" lol.

I know the power switches are momentary.. im trying to find a way to do this while still being able to have it say "That was easy" evertime i turn the PC on.
    
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Gotta isolate the two.
    
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post #7 of 15
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its the staples easy button, it has batteries and when you press it it says "That was easy" lol.

I know the power switches are momentary.. im trying to find a way to do this while still being able to have it say "That was easy" evertime i turn the PC on.
If you can disassemble it I would add a second micro switch to control the PC separately.
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post #8 of 15
No. Mobo switch headers can give voltage, that is how the Power/HDD activity LEDs are powered, I believe somewhere around 3v. But without trying it myself I'm going to say that giving them voltage would be a very bad idea.

It shouldn't be a problem to add wires to make it a contact switch though.
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Alright i should probably find some way to add a 2nd switch then
    
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post #10 of 15
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Originally Posted by iCrap View Post
Alright i should probably find some way to add a 2nd switch then
If you can, salvage an old power or reset switch from an old case then you can mount it with hot glue.
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