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post #1 of 26
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How do I boot the computer, do I simply short the two pins that the power switch would normally be connected to?

Also, How do I turn it off? Like you would with the power button, Short the pins and hold it there for a few seconds?

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post #2 of 26
I just used a screwdriver to short the two power button pins. And to shut it down, it is advisable to use the shut down feature in windows instead of a hard shut down.
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post #3 of 26
I usually don't have computers in open stand, but so far I've just used a small screwdriver/hairpin to to connect the pins for a second. You should make/use a switch if you plan on keeping it in open stand.
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post #4 of 26
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Ok, Thanks for the help guys! + REP!

The reason I need to do a hard shut down is because my computer isn't fully functional at the moment, and I can't always shut it down through Windows. Having it out of the case makes it easier for me to swap things around and shuch

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post #5 of 26
as above - use either a screw driver, screw - anything metal actually to short the pins or get a old button from a case and use it as you would when inside the case
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post #6 of 26
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Thanks for the help;



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post #7 of 26
big enough icons on the desktop there

you might want a few other fans blowing over the mosfets and the northbridge, otherwise they may overheat in a long session or under long full load
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post #8 of 26
Find an old pc and pull the power buttons , then get the 2 power ones alone and use them to start the pc . or use a screwdriver. either way
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post #9 of 26
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Originally Posted by rRav3n View Post
big enough icons on the desktop there

you might want a few other fans blowing over the mosfets and the northbridge, otherwise they may overheat in a long session or under long full load
They could be bigger

How would I attach a fan anywhere?

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Originally Posted by Dylan View Post
Find an old pc and pull the power buttons , then get the 2 power ones alone and use them to start the pc . or use a screwdriver. either way
Screwdriver is easy enough
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post #10 of 26
Well you don't have to ATTACH it, just plug it in to the PSU and place it somewhere close. Like maybe on that same foam block the PSU is sitting on.
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