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post #1 of 9
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Hi

How can I power up my PC without using a switch, I have it out of a case and just want to be able to turn it on?

Can I jumper the pair of power jumpers on the mainboard?

Thanks for any info.
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post #2 of 9
Very carefully just lightly 'touch' the 2 power pins with a screwdriver (DONT touch any other pins or touch the wrong pins!)
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Thanks mate. That worked a charm! +rep for you.
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post #4 of 9
Most motherboards also have a Power On option so you can press any key on the keyboard and it'll turn on. Look in the Power Management options if you're interested.
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post #5 of 9
Dang, I thought this was gonna be about turning it on with a remote or something. That would be so 1337! lol.

Is there a way to do that? Like a power button and a reset button and maybe some other stuff?
    
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post #6 of 9
Quote:
Originally Posted by Muhahahaha View Post
Dang, I thought this was gonna be about turning it on with a remote or something. That would be so 1337! lol.

Is there a way to do that? Like a power button and a reset button and maybe some other stuff?
Depending on your board you can turn it on using the keyboard or mouse. I've seen many that can turn on with a mouse click or by pressing a combination of keys.
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post #7 of 9
how do they do it? that sounds grand
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post #8 of 9
Actually there is a pannel you can get that has a built-in remote on feature.

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post #9 of 9
Quote:
Originally Posted by Straka View Post
how do they do it? that sounds grand
it's in the bios, usually near the boot or power on options

you can power on by ps/2 mouse or keyboard

usually a single button on the mouse (left/right) or a variety of single key strokes on the keyboard( space, enter, esc, etc...) all depends on your motherboard. I think some even have some more advance options where you can power on by time or through a pci card (not sure how ti works)
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