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post #11 of 17
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Even if the mobo was receiving power? And what do you mean I would short two adjoining pins with the screw driver? How do I do that? Also, how can I tell if the power cable on the case (which is 100% brand new) is deffective?
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For the power switch, if the positive and negative are shorted the pc will boot. That's all the switch does when you press it is complete the circuit for a moment. The same effect could be done by taking a screwdriver, or any other conductive item really, and touching the pos and neg pins for the power switch on the motherboard together. Both switch pins will be next to each other, so just keep touching 2 together until your pc boots. When it does you have found the pos and neg for the power switch. Then hook the wire to it and at that point it if doesn't boot the switch would be defective (although that would be pretty unlikely). Process of elimination
    
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post #13 of 17
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Should I shut down the PC if it boots up before plugging in the power switch? Or try to find the reset switch by touching two pins with a screw driver until it resets while it's on? And I just touch a screw driver to two pins right?

EDIT:

Just went through and touched all the combinations I could of pins together with a screw driver. The computer didn't boot up. I facepalmed for two minutes straight at first, then smelt something burning, saw that the originally blinking orange light on the mobo was now a solid orange, and immediately shut off the PSU. Burning smell is still there just a little, orange light is off since the PSU went off.
Edited by rivaldog - 7/27/11 at 10:42pm
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You have something going on here that is far bigger than not knowing where the header is for the power switch then. I have no idea what to say if it smells like something is burning up. Clearly there is an issue somewhere, and I would not know where to begin since I'm not there with you to see how everything is hooked up.
    
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post #15 of 17
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Everything is hooked up correctly, it has to be. I have an 8-pin CPU power connector on the PSU but it only uses 4 of the pins on the mobo, but it fits right in and many people have told me it will be just fine like that. The 24 pin power connector fits right in, nice and snug, pretty hard to pull out actually, but still in there well. SATA data cables are plugged in correctly, they only go in one way, most cords do anyways. The USB cables from the case is plugged into a slot called F_USB1 and there is an HD_AUDIO connector from the case as well that has a pin pattern that only matches with one spot on the mobo, it's in the far bottom left of it, and is 5 pins across the top but the 4th is missing and then 5 below that. I believe. If you can picture that, that's the look of it, give or take a pin or two. My PSU has two cords that have 4 SATA power cables coming off of each one, one is twisty tied together and hidden in the bottom of the HDD bays, and the other I am using two of the four connectors on my optical drive and my HDD. GPU is plugged into the only slot I have on the mobo for GPU's, network card is plugged into the same slot it was on the mobo before I moved it into the new case. The 4pin male molex from the front fan is plugged into one of the female molex cables on my PSU, it's got molex cables like the SATA cables, two cords, 4 connector's each, one molex in use, other 7 twisty tied away under the HDD bay. I have no idea what's wrong and really the only problem I know I am having is with that power sw cable. But, anytime now when I turn my PSU on, I can immediately catch a small hint of something either burning or just getting really hot, and the orange light on my mobo is no longer blinking, just glowing constantly.
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Could this have happened as a result of me not using motherboard stand offs? I never heard of them until I was watching a video trying to figure out where to put the power SW cable and realized I didn't use them... Do I need to have some special source of power for an 800w PSU? I am only using a power strip connected to an outlet in my room.
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