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    Alternative ways to power up pc from cold

    Is there any other ways to power up pc than power button ?

    i got hp e-pc s10 that wont power up from power button at all, power button is dead. Broken sumwhere from the mobo :/ Is there any other ways to power up this computer ?

    I Know computer works, its just the damn power button thats broken :/

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    do you still have the power button cable connected to the mobo. If so its easy as touching those two wires together for a second. A USDC or similiar would do the job of starting and stopping ur computer for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sonicxtacy02
    do you still have the power button cable connected to the mobo. If so its easy as touching those two wires together for a second. A USDC or similiar would do the job of starting and stopping ur computer for you.
    Like i said, power button system is brokwen from the mobo. Those 2 pins are useless ... :/ I need alternative way, any ports or anything to start up ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kungmpton
    Like i said, power button system is brokwen from the mobo. Those 2 pins are useless ... :/ I need alternative way, any ports or anything to start up ?
    Most newer motherboards have a wake-on-LAN or wake-on-ring feature in the BIOS. However, you've got to turn the thing on to be able to get into the BIOS to change those settings....

    Is there any of the pin(s) left that could be shorted momentarily to trigger a power on?
    Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
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    Quote Originally Posted by DarquePervert
    Most newer motherboards have a wake-on-LAN or wake-on-ring feature in the BIOS. However, you've got to turn the thing on to be able to get into the BIOS to change those settings....

    Is there any of the pin(s) left that could be shorted momentarily to trigger a power on?
    Nope, i dont think there is. All the pins on the row are used to leds etc.
    How does wake on lan work ? Howto trigger it ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kungmpton
    I Know computer works, its just the damn power button thats broken :/
    How do you know the computer works if you can't get it to turn on?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bugbyte
    How do you know the computer works if you can't get it to turn on?
    After it went broke, i managed to power it up once with "power loss", ie i pushed power cord in and it started up...

    After i shutted it down next, i realized that it was power button system that was broken ... :/

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    From my experience, you should be able to short the green wire on your ATX power connector (I'm making an assumtion there) to ground (the black wire next to the green), and the power supply will come on as soon as the switch on the back is turned on. I use a small piece of solid copper wire, but a paper clip will also do. At least that's how all of the ATX supplies I've dealt with work.

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    I'm having trouble understanding what you mean by "power button system is brokwen from the mobo". Does this mean that the pins on the mobo snapped off, the switch is broken, or the pins don't do anything when closed?

    If the pins snapped off, try jamming something into them - like a paperclip or a needle.
    If you the pins (or parts of them) are still there, and you can bridge them with a wire or something, what happens? If nothing happens, try removing the CMOS batt for 20 seconds (or use the Clear CMOS jumper), replace the batt/jumper, and try the pins again.

    IMHO - if something happened to shear the pins off, chances are the force did something else to the motherboard, too.... You might be out of luck...
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    Quote Originally Posted by kungmpton
    How does wake on lan work ? Howto trigger it ?
    Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
    How about the Wiki?



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