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Old 01-24-2008, 11:59 PM   #1
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possible or not? i've ran one out of a pizza box before but i had the switch from another computer to turn it on. can i just go to radioshack and get a switch?
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It's possible, I do it all the time when trouble shooting, to start it you just jump the switch pins with a metal object, I use a flat bladed screw driver.
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this may seem stupid but its sencible . make sure you do it on a anti-static pad or somthing
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Non conductive surface would be a better way to describe it, I'd hate for someone to do it on the anti static bag the m/board comes in, lol.

I use a m/board box.
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lol . thats what i was thinking off
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yeah its very possible i did it for bout a week once, built my 1st comp and when it was in the case it turned on for 5 - 10 seconds then turned off,

so i took it out of the case built it up in the mobo box and it worked, then put in back in the case and it cocked up again,

so becuase i just wanted to test my pc i ran it out the mobo case lol,,

************stupid me forgot to put the motherboard raisers in, *************
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lol i hear lots of people are doing that
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its been a while since i put my first computer together, do the risers come with the motherboard or case?
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i had to for like a month, i put it on an old shoe box with a anti static bag underneath it. (the one it came in) and i used my knife and touched the two together. but if u do that be carefull. cuz i did it once and i accidently went to high and hit a bunch of the other ones two and it made like a huge spark. and i smacked my elbow on my desk cuz i jumped. good times good times

oh yeah the risers would usually come with the case
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its been a while since i put my first computer together, do the risers come with the motherboard or case?
They come with the case. Sometimes they are even preinstalled.
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