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Help: Change Reset into PWR switch?

post #1 of 19
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I dont know too much about electronics and switches etc but
I need to make this change from being a reset switch to a power switch.

I have connected it to the pwr pins on the MB.

So when i press it it turns on the psu, at present it just turns on for a split second as its working like a reset.




Edited by cognoscenti - 5/31/08 at 4:48am
post #2 of 19
I believe the reset and power switches are mechanically different.

http://www.geeks.com/details.asp?invtId=e-pc-s1-n
Edited by Litlratt - 5/31/08 at 5:07am
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post #3 of 19
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Originally Posted by Litlratt View Post
I believe the reset and power switches are mechanically different.
In that case they seem to be. The power switch requires a momentary switch, whereas your reset switch seems to be a non-momentary switch.
post #4 of 19
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I read that the pwr switch has to complete the circuit between the two pins
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I read that the pwr switch has to complete the circuit between the two pins
I thought the power switch was momentary. Because if you hold the power swtch down (I.e continuously completing the circuit) then the PC will turn off. I think the switch must only complete the circuit for less than 1 second then 'disingage'. At least thats how it works on my pc.
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As far as I know from my expereience they are both momentary contact switches. Maybe there is another underlying issue there.
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Originally Posted by coffeejunky View Post
I thought the power switch was momentary. Because if you hold the power swtch down (I.e continuously completing the circuit) then the PC will turn off. I think the switch must only complete the circuit for less than 1 second then 'disingage'. At least thats how it works on my pc.
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As far as I know from my expereience they are both momentary contact switches. Maybe there is another underlying issue there.
Ok thanks guys , I will try and see if it starts with a momentary connection.
post #9 of 19
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I found a proper case switch which i connected and same thing...lights up for a second then off again....
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I found a proper case switch which i connected and same thing...lights up for a second then off again....
You are letting go of the switch once you have pressed it right?
Just press it lightly and let go. If not, then thats weird
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