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well guys, i am in the process of finishing my case-see "NOT A HTPC" in sig.
but i have a problem and would like some clarifacation on the wiring of my Power/Reset switches.

i bought power and reset switches and i cant figure out which wires go where-DOH!!!

so here are some pictures of what i am working with-please help!!!

switches




wires



and the directions (destructions)
.

i dont really know what color wires go where!?!?!?!

thanx

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post #2 of 5
okay so there are six pins. see the plus and minus? that's for the black and red wires (connect the red to the plus, black to the minus). if you want the common circuit, connect the yellow wires across pins 1 and 2. for a push down circuit, connect 3 and 4.
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Power and re-set are not polarity sensitive,it is when you get into the "system on front panel light" and the "hdd activity light" that you must be aware of polarity. Do those switches have lights in them to indicate system on and hdd activity? You describe them as re-set and power but they look like a switch that lights up under "system on" and hdd activity,not simple momentairy power and re-set switches.
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Power and re-set are not polarity sensitive,it is when you get into the "system on front panel light" and the "hdd activity light" that you must be aware of polarity. Do those switches have lights in them to indicate system on and hdd activity? You describe them as re-set and power but they look like a switch that lights up under "system on" and hdd activity,not simple momentairy power and re-set switches.
yes the have lights.
i figured the black and red are for the led so i hooked up the red to + and the black to -.
i did some more searching and ran across a better set of instructions-i think i have them figured out.
i am in the process of leak testing, so once that is done, i will try them out.
+1 for each-thanx for the help.


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post #5 of 5
Here is a single switch that i have wired up for hdd activity and "system on".You would use a lighted switch like this when you are not using a case that has front panel lights (like a tech station)

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