April 18th, 2004, 12:55 PM
About 2 days ago, my recently built computer would not power up when pressing the front panel button of the case. And to my surprise, the power on/restart button had completely broken somehow. Since I needed to use my computer, and I was on a tight budget so I could not afford a brand new case. So after searching online, I found out that I could short out the pins that control the on/restart button on the mobo with a flat headed screwdriver... Well the first time I tried it, it worked great, but after a while, the computer turned off suddenly. Now, I can't get the darn thing to tunr on anymore even when shortening the pins(It starts up, but after 3 seconds or so, loses power) Do u guys think I completely screwed up my comp? Will buying a new case remedy the problem? please help..Thank you.
April 19th, 2004, 05:20 AM
o dear! i dont think it was a good idea to tamper with the mainboard because if you screw that up you will have to spend more, i recommend that you try buying a new case, you should be able to get them on the cheap.
April 20th, 2004, 04:15 PM
Or go to Radio Shack and but a $1.79 Momentary switch which is approximately the same size as your original part.