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pretty noob question...

well i got the bare minimum to get a PC started...so it doesnt have a case.
is there a way to start the computer without a case?

i hooked everything up and lights just lit up...
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If I understand correctly, your trying to start up your rig without a case, and its not turning on. Is that correct? There are alot of people who have folding rigs running with no case, so you should be fine, a case isn't needed.

Edit: Thanks wire, I understand what he needs now. Dont some Mobo's have reset buttons on them also?
Edited by gibsonnova74 - 5/21/08 at 5:03pm
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post #3 of 13
Coolwaters, what you need to do is look in your motherboard manual. What you're looking for is the pins that you plug the power jumper into. Once you locate that, turn on your PSU and take a screw driver to the correct pins. Hold it there till it powers on and you should be good.
post #4 of 13
Find the POWER_ON pins on your motherboard where the case's wire would normally be connected, and touch them together using a paperclip or a screwdriver just momentarily, that will turn the system on. Take great care not to touch any other components or drop the paperclip or screwdriver!
To turn the system off, just use those same two pins again leaving the paperclip connected to both of them for 4-5 seconds, that should shut the system down.
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thanks everyone. i'll try not to get killed doing this...
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haha, the power switch doesn't put out enough voltage/wattage to kill you you're at more risk bridging the connection inside a light socket.
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haha, the power switch doesn't put out enough voltage/wattage to kill you you're at more risk bridging the connection inside a light socket.
but my system is over clocked
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Dont worry its already DC low voltage by the time it gets to those pins its a low voltage signal no worries. just dont stick your paperclip into your PSU while its running thats BAD
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thanks for that. i was expecting a little electrical arc...
i just used a knife since it had a plastic handle...
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Coolwaters View Post
thanks for that. i was expecting a little electrical arc...
i just used a knife since it had a plastic handle...
Too low power for arcing. The only way you could kill yourself was if you jabbed two paperclips into your heart and then tried jumping the two pins.
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