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    Question Please help how can I install this Vandal Resistant switch to my motherboard ?

    Hi I bought 2 of thrse switches, to use as, Power + rest on my PC. I have noticed thou they didnt come with any cables to hook it up to my motherboard headers. Can any one point me in the direction of a cable to be able to hook these up to my motherboard headers. Do you no of a easy DIY mothod ?

    I really dont want to do any soldering thou!


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    Re: Please help how can I install this Vandal Resistant switch to my motherboard ?

    I have similar in a wood pc case i built.
    I took some wires from an old case and soldered to the button
    I surpose there may be able to crimp a female connector like these ( google search )
    http://www.rapidonline.com/productin...moduleno=76746
    not sure on the size you would need
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    Re: Please help how can I install this Vandal Resistant switch to my motherboard ?

    Did you solder it, to your motherboard headers as well ?
    Last edited by jamieuk23; 24-12-2009 at 04:38 PM.

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    Re: Please help how can I install this Vandal Resistant switch to my motherboard ?

    I definitely would not solder anything to the motherboard.

    If you look in Maplin, you'll be able to find the single pin connectors used on the ends of standard power buttons in cases. Solder the wire to that, slip into the black plastic housing and then connect to your motherboard.

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    Re: Please help how can I install this Vandal Resistant switch to my motherboard ?

    This is what I need, its not in stock thou for a good 4 weeks!!, The thing is guys I dont have a power on or rest button on my motherboard, so I cant use my PC, which has taken me 2 months to build.

    Any ideas were i can buy this cable from as I cant seem to find it any were !!!!

    http://www.kustompcs.co.uk/acatalog/info_3330.html

    Thanks for any help !!!

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    Re: Please help how can I install this Vandal Resistant switch to my motherboard ?

    Can I just some headers of my old PC I am not using and attach them to the swithc and motherboard with out blowing anything ?

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    Re: Please help how can I install this Vandal Resistant switch to my motherboard ?

    As a temporary solution, short the 2 pins on the motherboard for the power switch with a screwdriver. Done that plenty of times when I haven't had the front panel stuff plugged in yet.
    I don't mean to sound cold, or cruel, or vicious, but I am so that's the way it comes out.

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    Re: Please help how can I install this Vandal Resistant switch to my motherboard ?

    Quote Originally Posted by jamieuk23 View Post
    Can I just some headers of my old PC I am not using and attach them to the swithc and motherboard with out blowing anything ?
    absolutely, that will work just fine

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    Re: Please help how can I install this Vandal Resistant switch to my motherboard ?

    Quote Originally Posted by jamieuk23 View Post
    Can I just some headers of my old PC I am not using and attach them to the swithc and motherboard with out blowing anything ?
    As Funkstar says, absolutely, all the power switch is, is a momentary switch, so all it does is bridge the connection between the pin for the time that you hold it, as Mblaster said, you get the same effect by tapping the 2 pins with a screwdriver or other metal object

    I do like the black switches
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    Re: Please help how can I install this Vandal Resistant switch to my motherboard ?

    I found this on MNPCtech.com: http://www.mnpctech.com/2_PIN_Mobo_M...ctor_Wire.html

    Looks exactly what you need...

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