how to test/boot a motherboard without a case

Discussion in 'Motherboards' started by Timathy, Aug 9, 2004.

  1. Timathy

    Timathy Junior Member

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    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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  3. Cheetah8799

    Cheetah8799 Diamond Member

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    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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    Cheetah8799 Diamond Member

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    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.
     
  5. Timathy

    Timathy Junior Member

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    Thank you, thats exactly what I wanted to know.
     
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    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.