Originally Posted by Beeboy18
Thanks i eventually figured it out... im supposed to connect the wires last right?
Yes connect wiring last. What you should have done is bench run your system before installing it all in your case to be sure there are no probs. Remember that one for the future. Hurry and get those pics of your Scout posted so we can "Officially" roll out the red carpet of welcome for you.
OK. Those of you regulars here and you know who you are; know that I am very seldom idle. This weekend is no exception. Tiring of having to take the side of my case off every time I fudged up an OC to clear the CMOS I decided to do something about it. Heres the pics of what I did. WARNING!!! This post contains images of Storm Scout and MSI motherboard brutality and could be disturbing to some viewers. Viewer discretion is advised.No Motherboard or cases were harmed in the making of this post
I went down to my local Radio Shack (love that place!) and bought a push button momentary on switch and soldered a red and black lead to it.
After removing the top panel I drilled a hole for the switch to reside. I don't know what size. It's push button switch sized
Using a 2 pin header I salvaged from something I can't remember and using a USB wiring harness from an old case, cuz good modders don't never (like the double negative I used there?)throw anything out, I made a lead from the switch with a connector in the middle. Installation would have been impossible otherwise.
I soldered red and black leads to the 2 pin connector and soldered the other ends to my, heres the squeemish part, less than a year old twice RMA'd still under warranty motherboard.
Well that didn't work cuz I didn't get the right pins. So out comes the motherboard two more times. On the third time I got the correct pins and out came the soldering iron for the final time.
After testing this arrangement three times by shorting across the two pins in the 2 pin connector I reinstalled the MOBO.
Now was the time to install the switch into the front panel. I had to splay the connectors out to fit, but it worked out great.
Now some would say ''Rockr, is it smart having a Clear Cmos button right out where you could accidentally push it and toast your board?
To that I would normally say, no....not smart at all. But!! HaHa!! This button is so hard to push to make contact accidental pushing is pert near impossible. You really have to push hard to get it to work and hold it down for like 5 seconds or more for the CMOS to clear. So no danger. Again I am genious
Revel in my magnitude and be stupified with my brilliance!!! OK just kidding about the whole I'm better than you are thing.Edited by Rockr69 - 10/10/10 at 8:28pm