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Vera (Vera)
Posted on Friday, January 5, 2001 - 3:20 pm:   

got a question.i'm getting parts together to build a pc from scratch. i've got an older case that's been in the attic for some's a really sturdy case with lots of bays that i'd like to try to utilize to cut costs on the outside and put the $ on the insides.the thing is the power flip switch is attached to the power supply with screws and slides out along with the power supply. kingspao is the maker of the ps. would the switch detach for connecting to the new power supply wiring? if not then the case has no power button of it's own. what's the possibility of using the turbo button connecting to the power supply to use as the power button? thanks for any input
Posted on Friday, January 5, 2001 - 5:34 pm:   

if i'm understanding you correctly. the power supply switch should be connected to the power supply, each power supply comes with it's own switch. you may want to replace it with an atx one, though, if it isn't.
Vera (Vera)
Posted on Friday, January 5, 2001 - 6:49 pm:   

the switch is located on the side of the case,at the rear. it's a switch that flips up for on, down for off.not a button to push in for power. the switch is attached directly to the power supply with screws(i can't see any wiring from the ps to the switch like i can on the pc i'm on now).when the power supply is removed the switch comes with it as one unit leaving no switch at all on the case to attach wires when i put in a new ps. i haven't tried to remove the switch off from the ps yet, maybe it is meant to come off. this is a new issue for me.
(this first pc that i have now has the power button in the front. the wiring runs from the power supply in the rear to the power button in the front)
i am going to replace with atx
Posted on Friday, January 5, 2001 - 9:15 pm:   

Yes, you can remove the switch, Ive done it often.

However, this type of switch is not used on ATX systems, so if you plan to use an ATX mother board, junk the case.

BTW Case and powersupply is usually a little bit more then just a power supply, not much savings if you need to replace the power.
Vera (Vera)
Posted on Friday, January 5, 2001 - 9:31 pm:   

ok, thanks for the info.
Posted on Saturday, January 6, 2001 - 2:34 am:   

I agree. It doesn't make sense to try to put an ATX power supply in an AT case (or vice versa). The ATX uses a pinout on the motherboard for it's on/off function, and has a different power connector than the old AT. The power switch on the ATX power supply is redundant and is often left off completely on modern PC's.
Vera (Vera)
Posted on Saturday, January 6, 2001 - 5:21 am:   

learning something new everyday.just exploring what the possibilities of converting are and what options i have. been searching around and everything i've been reading is thumbsdown
oh well
thanks for further enlightenment.
peter barnard
Posted on Friday, January 12, 2001 - 3:00 pm:   

ive got 2 atx systems in at cases, as long as they are the right format, there should be no problem puting in a switch, any push button should do, but the format will be the main prob, a brand new motherboard is quite simply the wrong shape.

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