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    Question Power Switch

    Anyone know where to get a new desktop power on/off switch?? I need one that can be extended pretty easily...any websites?
    I'm a ghost...email me if you have any questions on my old setup

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    FYI: I sold my 96 4Runner and bought a 1985

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    Is this for an AT or ATX power supply? If it's ATX, then go to radio shack and buy a normally open momentary push switch. This will have two connector on the back - then some thin cable from these connectors to the ATX power switch header on your motherboard and voila - a computer power switch on your dash! The same applies to the HDD and power LEDs. I bought a switch and two leds from radio shack and ran these to the headers on the motherboard so now I have the power switch and HDD/power LEDs right on the dash.
    If you have an AT power supply, things get a little tricky since the power actualy runs through the switch. If this is the case, you could always use a relay mounted in the computer then run thin wire from the relay to a switch on the dash. This would be much easier and safer than running the power to a switch in the dash then back to the trunk.

    Best of luck,
    Mike.

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