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bench building a new machine

by nicklaus / June 16, 2007 9:05 AM PDT

Im building a new machine with an Asus M2N MoBo. I want to completely build and bench test this before I install it in a case. The reason for this is because I am currently using the case that this MoBo will end up in. The first question that comes to mind is the wires that attach to the power button on the front of a case. Can I jumper these on the MoBo so that when I turn on the Power Supply switch the system will boot up as Ling as I have the keyboard/mouse/video/harddrive/optical drive all hooked up?

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use a roach clip
by madtownidiot / June 16, 2007 10:36 AM PDT

It will work but it would be a better idea to wire a switch to a two pin connector. Good luck

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Short pins
by Willy / June 16, 2007 6:06 PM PDT

The use of a small screwdriver to "momentarily" short the pins will work fine as well as short them(longer) to shutdown the system. If you have access to an old wire harness, strip two wires to contact with and use that as a test item. Always use care...

tada -----Willy Happy

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momentary contact
by nicklaus / June 17, 2007 2:19 PM PDT
In reply to: Short pins

Just to make sure, Will momentary contact be all I need to do to fire up the machine?

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