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Old 08-09-2004, 07:19 AM   #1
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Default how to test/boot a motherboard without a case

Anyone know how to boot a motherboard + PSU +CPU +RAM without a case?

Can I short the pins of power_botton with a jumper shunt? will it boot?
It's ATX form BTW.
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Old 08-09-2004, 08:24 AM   #2
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Default RE: how to test/boot a motherboard without a case

ya, you just make sure you use a table that is not metal. Basic wood is good.

Put the board down, plug everything in. If you have a spare switch/button, hook that to the power button pins on the mobo, otherwise use a screwdriver to connect the pins to start the system.

Don't use a jumper shunt because you don't want it connected all the time. You just want to touch them once and then let it be. If you use a jumper, it's like holding down the power button on your rig and it'll turn off in 5s or so.
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Old 08-09-2004, 08:25 AM   #3
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Default RE: how to test/boot a motherboard without a case

oh yeah. be careful. You don't want to short anything out with your screwdriver...

I usually try to use a reset switch that I salvaged from an old junk AT style case. Same style switch as an ATX power button.
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Old 08-09-2004, 08:53 AM   #4
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Default RE: how to test/boot a motherboard without a case

Thank you, thats exactly what I wanted to know.
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Old 08-09-2004, 03:18 PM   #5
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Default RE: how to test/boot a motherboard without a case

I suggest putting your motherboard on some foam (some motherboard ship with a piece) and put that on top of your motherboard box. That way the spoon of your video card can hang off the edge of the box.
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