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    Power Button

    Is there something special about a pc's power button that makes it work?

    I just got one of those shifter knobs that has four buttons on top to turn things on and off.

    I tried taking a power switch off of my old case and just connecting the power and ground to the shifter knob but it doesn't work.

    It works fine with any other device so I know the knob is working.
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    All you need is a "short" on the two pins on the motherboard for it to turn on...If it's ATX.
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    what do you mean by a "short"?
    How could I do this?
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    a simple jumper would work, but wouldnt be convient =P a switch short the circuits when pressed down, so any emulation of the sort should work. Ive used switched of all sorts to boot my atx motherboards.

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    I'm sorry, and you are....? frodobaggins's Avatar
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    you need a momentary on switch
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    thats what i thought. Another 40 bucks waisted cuz i didn't research something before i bought it. oh well, i'm just gonna buy a few momentary switches.
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    I'm sorry, and you are....? frodobaggins's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by bjm2020
    thats what i thought. Another 40 bucks waisted cuz i didn't research something before i bought it. oh well, i'm just gonna buy a few momentary switches.
    If you can take apart your switch it's very likely that you can convert it to momentary on. (if it's pushbutton or any type with a spring)
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    The thing is, the button doesn't control it, it sends an rf signal to a little processor which then turns the accessory on or off so I don't think that I could change it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bjm2020
    The thing is, the button doesn't control it, it sends an rf signal to a little processor which then turns the accessory on or off so I don't think that I could change it.
    Press the button twice quickly?


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    i tried that already
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