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How do you boot a computer outside of a case without a power button?
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On some motherboards like my DFI and some Asus boards theres a power switch directly on the board. For others that don't, you'll have to buy an adapter for to connect those two pins to so you can turn on without a case.

Xoxide has them for pretty cheap I think.
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I use a screwdriver and jump the two pins that you plug the switch into for a second or two.
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I use a screwdriver and jump the two pins that you plug the switch into for a second or two.
I was going to say that as well.
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I use a screwdriver and jump the two pins that you plug the switch into for a second or two.
Can you explain that more?
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You just stick the end of a screwdriver in between the two pins on the front panel header for the switch.

Jumping them with a screwdriver seems to be the easiest way, but on some motherboards, like my IP35 Pro, there are buttons right near the front panel pinouts that allow you to reset and turn the PC on/off.
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Yeah the two wires that you plug from the power switch to the mobo, just short the two pins that you plug those wires into for about a second or so the mobo will fire up and then you stop shorting them and itll keep running. Its pretty easy.
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Yeah the two wires that you plug from the power switch to the mobo, just short the two pins that you plug those wires into for about a second or so the mobo will fire up and then you stop shorting them and itll keep running. Its pretty easy.
Alright thank you.
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