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post #1 of 9
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For example if the power or reset button on your case doesn't work... how do you go about fixing it?

Or is there something you can buy that'd replace the function of the button? I know there are cmos switches for sale but are there power or reset switches that you can buy? (Attach it to the header and use it as the on off switch)
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Make one yourself. Take the little switch thing itself, take it off the wires. Get the pin part of the wire and up towards where the wires meet the switch metal, put the wires so the metal one the switch touches each wire that connects to the pins on your board when pushed down. Done.
    
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post #3 of 9
Either that or just open the case and touch the two pins with a paperclip or screwdriver.
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Yes. They are available on performance-pcs.com under the DIY catergory and then there is switches where you will find the replacement switches ready to go.
    
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Originally Posted by badatgames18 View Post
For example if the power or reset button on your case doesn't work... how do you go about fixing it?

Or is there something you can buy that'd replace the function of the button? I know there are cmos switches for sale but are there power or reset switches that you can buy? (Attach it to the header and use it as the on off switch)
Rip the button assembly out of an old ATX case and carefully rig it to to your case, behind the face plate. That is what I did with the power button and LED's for the computer in my sig.
    
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post #6 of 9
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Either that or just open the case and touch the two pins with a paperclip or screwdriver.
This gets annoying unless you keep your PC on 24/7, but it works!
    
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post #7 of 9
Desolder the original switch and replace it with a new momentary pushbutton.
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Disassemble and try to fix the thing?

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post #9 of 9
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thanks everyone... i'll try fixing it first,

if i can't then im going to resort to buying them form performance pc.
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