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Hi. I would like help finding a rocker style power switch that works for atx (where it doesn't click into place like the old Baby-AT computers, but instead turns on by tapping it and making it go down but instantly back up to its original position as the atx pc turns on) Thanks for any help with this.
    
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Thanks for the replies. I was googling that a bit and found this site that sells military fighter pilot momentary atx toggle switches, and it even shows how to mod them to your own case.

http://mnpctech.com/case-mods-gaming-pc-liquid-modding-custom-computer-mnpctech-overclock-cooling-fan-grills/switches-toggle-pc-computer-power-reset/military-fighter-pilot-pc-toggle-switches.html

This brought up the idea if I could somehow turn it into a reset switch as well, since the blue wire which is the "power on signal" is attached to the center of the momentary toggle switch and the "ground" white wire is attached to the top or bottom side of the switch, could I add a "reset switch" by attaching a colored "reset signal" wire to the same knob as the "power on signal" is then attach the ground wire for the reset switch to the opposite end of the ground wire for the power switch? The final product should be a momentary toggle switch that works by flicking it up to turn the pc on, and then down to reset the machine.
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They stated that there's two sets of contacts. It appears that both are somewhat independent, and both are open when the switch is not being pressed. It should work for both power and reset. This is a single pole, double throw type switch. Single pole being one return path. Double throw being two connections can be made by switch positions.

The wiring is not really a "ground" and "power on signal". All the switch is doing is shorting a set of pins. You can do the exact same thing by touching a screwdriver to both pins on the motherboard. There is a small voltage carried across that connection. To wire both power and reset, you would tie the white wires of both connectors to the center of the switch. With toggle switches, the connection that is made is usually opposite of the switch throw direction. If you push up, it should make connection between the center and bottom pins. So if you want up for power, and down for reset, attach the colored wire of power to the bottom, and the colored wire of reset to the top.
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In my opinion, MNPCTECH is overpriced.

My favorite website, Sparkfun, has this little wonder that would work for what you want: https://www.sparkfun.com/products/10545

You would wire the middle screw to the ground on your mobo, then wire the top and bottom to your reset and power pins, respectively. Keep in mind that normally these switches' contacts are inverted, meaning that when you push the switch down the top contact is the one that is activated, and vice-versa.

It's up to you what you want. Some good and cheap electronics suppliers are Mouser, Jameco, Digikey, and Allied Electronics, to name a few.
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