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I just bought some parts to set up a new PC. I decided to build a test bench to use it on but just remembered that I will need a power button, is there any way to bridge a board to power it on without a button (until I can get one shipped)

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5 minutes ago, Ummeli said:

I just bought some parts to set up a new PC. I decided to build a test bench to use it on but just remembered that I will need a power button, is there any way to bridge a board to power it on without a button (until I can get one shipped)

Just short the two power button pins with a piece of metal. A screwdriver would work perfectly. 

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Just short the power connectors on the motherboard with a phillips head or, and this is somewhat inelegant, you could short the power connectors and then use the PSU's power button as the system power button

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7 minutes ago, haris7saud said:

 this is somewhat inelegant

Desperate times calls for desperate measures hahahahaa

7 minutes ago, haris7saud said:

and then use the PSU's power button as the system power button

Or just shut down Windows properly? 🤔 And not like a Neanderthal

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Just now, BlueChinchillaEatingDorito said:

Desperate times calls for desperate measures hahahahaa

Or just shut down Windows properly? 🤔 And not like a Neanderthal

Hahahahha

That is perhaps the best solution I've heard so far.

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