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Modding key switch

Discussion in 'Modding' started by Cobra1991, 21 Dec 2005.

  1. Cobra1991

    Cobra1991 What's a Dremel?

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    will a spst key witch work to power up a pc on an atx power supply?
     
  2. ElThomsono

    ElThomsono Multimodder

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    Using a SPST you'd have to flick it up and then back down, it would work but it wouldn't be ideal. You need a momentary switch if you want to be able to just hit it.
     
  3. Cobra1991

    Cobra1991 What's a Dremel?

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    thanks
     
  4. geek1017

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    or simply rig the key switch in line with the ground of your momentary switch.
    Then you can lock the computer on or off if you wish by disabling the momentary.

    But yeah, to use it as a power button you'd have to switch it closed and then back open.
     
  5. Cobra1991

    Cobra1991 What's a Dremel?

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    yea i think am goin to do it that way (use it to disable the switch) thanks for the idea :thumb:
     
  6. tm36usa

    tm36usa What's a Dremel?

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    You could still use the key switch and leave it in the closed position when you start your computer. I know this usualy make the computer shut down after about 4 seconds, but when I reformated my A7N8X-D computer and i had a keyswitch to power it, I could leave it in the closed position without the computer shutting down/restarting.
     
  7. Cobra1991

    Cobra1991 What's a Dremel?

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    hmmmm i'll have t give it a try
     
  8. Drexial

    Drexial Minimodder

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    im am using this on my next computer. using the key as a disable more then a power switch
     
  9. Mother-Goose

    Mother-Goose 5 o'clock somewhere

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    something for my stargate mod perhaps, like a self destruct key hmmmmmms :D
     
  10. tm36usa

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    lol key switch to clear the bios :D Perfect
     
  11. bender386

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    try to get one from a car then connect the ignition part to mb
     
  12. wilkyboy

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  13. tm36usa

    tm36usa What's a Dremel?

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    Thats perfect, it should juet snap back to the *OPEN* (Unswitched) when you stop turning it. Nice find
     
  14. lizard.boy

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    you could probably use an ignition switch that is meant to flip itself back after the alternator has turned.. like in a car.
     
  15. customh

    customh conflagration.

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    Like they are saying use one that is meant to flip itslef back like ignition in a car, that should work fine then rig it so you can lock in the on positiion- no accidental bumping off button.
     

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