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Power button doesn't work. Turn on pc?

by jdgreen92086 / June 15, 2009 10:34 AM PDT

How do I turn on my pc without a power button? I can press it repeatedly but it will not turn on. I have a Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3P motherboard if you need to know and the case is a Cooler Master Centurion from around 5-6 years ago.

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Replace the power button
by white-bread / June 15, 2009 4:06 PM PDT

Apologies for being obvious; but, you need to install a switch of some sort.

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o rly
by jdgreen92086 / June 16, 2009 9:12 AM PDT

Never would have guessed that!

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Let's try...
by Willy / June 15, 2009 11:21 PM PDT

Open case and reseat the "power harness" several times. Follow the power sw. wiring/harness to locate it. If that doesn't fix it, replace power button if you can find one for that case. Otherwise, visit Radio Smack, locate a "momentary button sw." or N/O type(normally open), you may need to drill hole to attach or long wiring to route it, use common sense here.

The real test to see if its a sw. problem, locate where it plugs in at. Those pins can be "shorted" for a moment and it should power On/Off the system, use care and small screwdriver or metal contact.

tada -----Willy Happy

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