How do I manually turn on my motherboard any system by hand?

By wallabing
Jul 21, 2006
  1. Literally...

    Do I take a paperclip and quickly short the 2 pins on the motherboard that power up the system. Will it work?
  2. Mr47

    Mr47 TS Rookie Posts: 17

    well, yes you can do it, but why the hell do you want to do that?!?!
  3. dazzer9535

    dazzer9535 Banned Posts: 117

    Aaaah are your on about resetting the CMOS? you could short the two solder pins but I prefer leaving the CMOS battery out for 5mins as that does do the same job.
  4. chas0039

    chas0039 TS Rookie

    I do it all the time with an old 865 I use to test things out. Use a jumper instead of a paper clip (safer); you just need to touch briefly and remove. If you are doing it a lot I am sure Radio Shack will have a switch tht will close the contact only while pressed.
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