Question Help needed with sleeper build power switch

Jul 25, 2021
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Hi all!

I bought an old pc case that I want to use to make a sleeper build and I was wondering if you guys could help me get the power switch working. It has the old school two pole power switch and the wires come directly from psu to the switch. How to make this switch work with modern PSU and mobo? :)

Below are some pics from the old wires and the switch. All ideas are much appreciated :).





 
I’m not sure how you can make this work with a modern motherboard. However the Turbo or Reset button might work. You just need it to momentarily complete the circuit when pushed. Using a multimeter you should be able to see if that is how those buttons behave when pushed.
 
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You're right I think the reset / turbo switches will be much easier and actually they have these modern switch lines. I assume I can just plug these into the normal mobo headers and see what happens.

 

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Reset switch should work for power, turbo probably best not to use as it is a continuous on/off.

you could hook up that 2 pole one quite easily as well but it would be awkward to use, you’d have to turn it on and off quickly to use it as a button, if you see what I mean…
 
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Yes that could be one solution and I could probably use it as a momentary switch in both positions. Then the system would be running when the switch is in off position, but maybe I could live with that.
 

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