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I'm pretty new to case modding (I just finished switching out the blue LED's for red ones on my 932), and I would like to modify the power button. Instead of having the button, I am thinking of replacing it with a momentary key switch similar to this: http://search.digikey.com/scripts/Dk...me=450-1007-ND (So my little sister won't be messing with my computer while I'm away, and I thought it would look pretty cool) and I want to replace the reset button with something similar to this: http://www.frozencpu.com/products/13...tml?tl=g52c401 (No more accidental resets!! And I thought it would look cool in the chrome-red color). Does anyone have any experience with something like this? The main reason I am asking, is not for the electrical stuff, but where the best place to mount these would be, as well as what to do with the old buttons. Ideally, the old buttons would be taken out, and the case would somehow be modified, to make it look like they were never there. Does anyone have any experience with modifying cases, so that buttons can be removed, and the gap covered? Thanks in advance.
Edited by kartcrg84 - 7/25/11 at 1:24pm
post #2 of 9
I can't provide much help but I will say I like the idea.

Aside from mounting I do see a problem though. The switches you have selected are either ON or OFF. As far as I am aware the swithes on the case are ON while depressed and then are OFF again once released. Basically they only briefly activate the circuit while pressed. If you were to use the swithes you have selected (if it is even possible) then you would have to briefly flick them on then off to get the desired effect. I do not know what the implications would be if you left them on permanently.

I hope all that made sense.
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These are momentary switches, so they should do fine, in terms of momentarily switching on, just like the original buttons(they are spring loaded, believe). Rather than having to be quickly switched on and off.
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Ah ha! I see. Looks like you have that one covered then. Well I hope you can get this to work because it is an interesting idea.
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ok, I have a plan. I have access to a ton of poly carb, so I could use a painted black, thin sheet of it to cover the original button array (the slightly raised area around the rubber tray). As for placement of the new switches, I was thinking that I could place each on either side of the drive bays - top corners of the front of the case, where there are pockets of flat space. Let me know what you guys think.
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And if I end up doing this, I'll post a log, along with some other stuff I'm planning to do. (Paint, lighting, ect.)
post #7 of 9
Nice idea for a house with small, curious children but $25 for a simple keyswitch?!?!
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Originally Posted by kartcrg84 View Post
ok, I have a plan. I have access to a ton of poly carb, so I could use a painted black, thin sheet of it to cover the original button array (the slightly raised area around the rubber tray). As for placement of the new switches, I was thinking that I could place each on either side of the drive bays - top corners of the front of the case, where there are pockets of flat space. Let me know what you guys think.
I and many other people have placed the circular switches for cold cathodes there. As long as it does not interfere with where the door hinges on the case then that should be the ideal place to put them.
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Nice idea for a house with small, curious children but $25 for a simple keyswitch?!?!
Oh yea, thats also what I was going to ask - is anyone aware of a better deal somewhere? That keyswitch should cost no more than $5, and even that is pricey...
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