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Is it possible to mod or make a power button? My motherboard has a 24-pin connector, but my dell case has a 20 pin connector (dem. 2350 for ref.). I lucked out in that fact my mobo actually has it's own power button on it, but I still need a power button eventually. If someone could make a power button (I'll pay for supplies and shipping of course) or tell me how to mod mine, that would be a huge help.
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I'm not sure what you are asking here.... Your case doesn't have a power button? Having a 20 pin or 24 pin connector has nothing to do with the power button....
    
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I was worried people would get confused on this. It's not the actual 24-pin power connector, but it is a 24-pin connector, the connector that goes from your power button to you motherboard.
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If you're talking about the power supply then even if it's a 20pin connecter on your mobo you can still plug a 24 pin connector in. There's only one way that it'll fit.

If you are just talking about the power button that turns the computer on, there are two pins that you jump to start the comp. You can connect a switch there or even use a screwdriver to just touch the two pins together to start your comp up.
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what? my little power button has on the end of the wires i think a little 2pin jumper type connector that i plug into the motherboard.... im not sure what your asking about either...
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i think he is sayin his dell has a propriety 20pin front IO connecetor that his power button is lost in so he wants to know how to make one?
Am i right?
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post #7 of 17
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Look at the picture I attached. I circled the 24-pin connector. That's what you're suppose to plug the power button into, but my power button won't fit into it.

Edit\\\\ YES iker0!!!! THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR CLEARING THAT UP.
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post #8 of 17
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Originally Posted by iker0
i think he is sayin his dell has a propriety 20pin front IO connecetor that his power button is lost in so he wants to know how to make one?
Am i right?
You are the question is does he want to use his dell power button or add his own power button to a dell?

The standard power button on computers is a temporary on push button that is normaly open. it will be spst but dpst would be fine as well
    
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post #9 of 17
ok! wow... u wanna look into you users manual and see which two pins on the motherboard u connect the pins from the power switch to.... its easy...
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post #10 of 17
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It doesn't matter if I reuse the button or not, whichever is simpler, but keep in mind that I would still have to push the button on the front of the case, not just have a on/off button dangling somewhere.

Edit\\\\ pbasil1, I don't quite understand you. I found the online manual, maybe you could explain in terms of that?
http://www.biostar-usa.com/mbdownloa...RCE%206100-939
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