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supermattdab0ss 7 days ago

I an planning to do a little a lot of modding and am unsure how to connect a wire from an old power switch to a modern motherboard pin (so no solder). Does anyone know how you would do this?

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tragiktimes101 1 point 6 days ago

So long as it's an intermittent pressure switch you can just use a 2-prong adapter to connect to the "+" and "-" pegs of your motherboards front header port. The wire that into both side of the switch's wires (positive or negative doesn't matter). A normal press will turn it on, a long press will force the shut-off, and a single press while on will initiate the shutdown process in the OS (just like a normal switch would)

supermattdab0ss submitter 1 Build 1 point 6 days ago

So there is the 2 jointed connector for the switch (missing), and 2 seperate(+/-) for the LED (also missing). So there is an adapter that conects the wire to the pin? What is the name of this adapter?

tragiktimes101 1 point 6 days ago

The one for the switch should be all you need.

https://www.amazon.com/Electop-Power-Button-Computer-Switch/dp/B01LMZZFWO/ref=sr_1_3?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1515770409&sr=1-3&keywords=2+pin+pc+cable

You can either use their switches or cut the switch off and wire any intermittent pressure switch to it.

I just cut a 4 pin (3 would also work) fan port connector in half and used it.

supermattdab0ss submitter 1 Build 2 points 6 days ago

So then I wouls buy one of these with an LED and wire it up to my switch. Thanks!

tragiktimes101 1 point 6 days ago

Yep, and no problem!