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so......where can I find a guide to make a powerbutton for my PC?

I'm thinking of doing this custom cardboard case XD

and I need a way to turn it on
 

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You know that cardboard has this tendency to catch fire when it gets too hot, don't you?
 

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You know that cardboard has this tendency to catch fire when it gets too hot, don't you?


yup


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you just need a momentary spst switch
or just dangle the wires out of the cardboard box, and temporarily touch them together to boot the machine

any guides?
I need to create an actual button
 

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just get any 2-pin switch you want, we're only talking two wires and so long as its not one of them switches that are only 'on' when you hold the button in, you'll be right.

But yeah as Skripka said... heat from compoents + electricity + cardboard = bad idea
 

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I need to create an actual button


Obtain two wires.
Connect each wire to the header on the motherboard.

Create a mechanism for connecting these wires when pressure applied.

Congratulations, you have made a button..
 

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just get any 2-pin switch you want, we're only talking two wires and so long as its not one of them switches that are only 'on' when you hold the button in, you'll be right.

But yeah as Skripka said... heat from compoents + electricity + cardboard = bad idea

hmm ignition of cardboard temp?

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Obtain two wires.
Connect each wire to the header on the motherboard.

Create a mechanism for connecting these wires when pressure applied.

Congratulations, you have made a button..


thankyou
 

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found it! ... 437*C
fair enough, unlikely to ignite, say I'm one of them sceptic till proven otherwise… and so proven… and it's not like there's much in a rig that is going to go putting out sparks ay.
Actually there is a thread on here somewhere where a someone used a postal cardboard box for his case… looking…
http://www.overclock.net/case-mod-wo...-case-mod.html

count me as a convert… go for it
 

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Radioshack carries buttons, expensive but shipping it will be the same unless you are buying other things on a site that will combine.

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you just need a momentary spst switch
or just dangle the wires out of the cardboard box, and temporarily touch them together to boot the machine

I still have a computer like this as a htpc, just rub these two wires together.... in case you were wondering this is also how you ring a doorbell in the ghetto.
 

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Just solder a momentary Push Button and some wire to the 2 Appropriate pins on the motherboard, as I did on an old techstation;





Pushing the button turned it on,
, sorry for the awful pictures.
 

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Just solder a momentary Push Button and some wire to the 2 Appropriate pins on the motherboard, as I did on an old techstation;





Pushing the button turned it on,
, sorry for the awful pictures.


at least there are pics

thanks, I'm off to visit some of the local electrical all you can find shops
 

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No problem, will do


Requesting rep is against ToS
 
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