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How the hell do I install this? I see how to get it on the case, but does anyone know which wires go where?
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u need to look in your motherboard manual as to which pins go where....
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post #3 of 14
Likely one wire will go to pin 2 and the other to pin 3. Is that a spring-return momentary contact switch? In other words, will it stay up when you release it? If not, then you must keep in mind you don't want to keep it in the up position as that may have unintended consequences.
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What i do is i have a big ole 9V battery for tests like these just hook wires to any 2 of the terminals on the switch run some more wires to a led or something see if it turnes on or off.. if it didnt come with instructions its hit or miss try diffrernt combos
    
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post #5 of 14
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Originally Posted by Dngrsone
Likely one wire will go to pin 2 and the other to pin 3. Is that a spring-return momentary contact switch? In other words, will it stay up when you release it? If not, then you must keep in mind you don't want to keep it in the up position as that may have unintended consequences.
No, it flips up and stays up. I think it's intended to be a computer power switch mod, but I see what you mean. I don't have a 9v battery on me.

Edit: LMAO! There's a website printed on the switch. You can see it from the picture.
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post #6 of 14
It looks to be a double pole momentary switch. 1/2 will open or close a circut and 2/3 will do the same but opposite of 1/2. When the switch is in 1 position 1 circut will be closed and 1 open. When you flip the switch the circut will reverse. Perfect for a cmos reset switch.
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post #7 of 14
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Originally Posted by TheKraken
No, it flips up and stays up. I think it's intended to be a computer power switch mod, but I see what you mean. I don't have a 9v battery on me.

Edit: LMAO! There's a website printed on the switch. You can see it from the picture.
Well in that case ...it will do the same thing....but without the momentary function.....lol. Still perfect for the cmos switch.
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post #8 of 14
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Originally Posted by TheKraken
No, it flips up and stays up. I think it's intended to be a computer power switch mod, but I see what you mean. I don't have a 9v battery on me.

Edit: LMAO! There's a website printed on the switch. You can see it from the picture.
omg your case is freakin awesome
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post #9 of 14
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Thank you, and thanks for the help busa.
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post #10 of 14
To use it as a power switch you will likely have to put the wires going to your current power switch on 2 and 3,and then flick it twice to power the rig on,rather than once(Move it down,then up again.). Ground on 2 and positive on 3.
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