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Possible to start computer without power swtich and cable?

#1eagles5769Posted 12/5/2013 6:07:46 PM(edited)
I got a free computer from work they were getting rid of, but it will not turn on after hitting the front power switch. I opened it up and noticed there is no cable or nothing connected to the power switch to tell the computer to turn on (weird that its not there as I doubt my company did anything). So without ordering a replacement part, is there anyway to start this computer with other means? Below is the link to the power switch cable I'm referring to.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-41R6243-41N5284-Lenovo-ThinkCentre-Front-Bezel-Power-Switch-LED-Assembly-/290697056784
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#2LordSeiferPosted 12/5/2013 6:08:21 PM
if you know what pins it connects to you could start it by jumping with a paperclip.

but id suggest that this will get annoying and if the computer works, buy a connector
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#3PraetorXynPosted 12/5/2013 6:15:43 PM
I dunno. You can start a power supply by itself by bridging certain wires together, you might be able to do some kind of motherboard trick like that.

Just order a replacement switch though. They're very cheap.

Even a really nice switch like one of Lamptron's anti vandal switches is like $19 and comes with the cable.
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#4LordSeiferPosted 12/5/2013 6:19:07 PM(edited)
bridging wires on the mobo cable of the PSU is for powering the PSU when its not connected to a motherboard. all he has to do is connect the power jumper pins on the mobo. for 1/4 a second

http://tektype.files.wordpress.com/2010/07/cmos.jpg
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