Need help, where to get spare front panel power switch?

By wallabing
Jan 19, 2007
  1. I need a spare/extra front panel power switch (The jumper with the wire that turns the motherboard on)

    I dont even know what it is officially called.

    It's this, this one was pulled from a old cooler master case.

    I cant find any, anyone know where to get some.

    Any help appreciated.
  2. nismo91

    nismo91 TS Evangelist Posts: 899   +15

    I think you need to go to computer shop and buy. The computer shop must be able to build a computer or either selling specific parts of computers.

    As there's a lot of computer shops which only sell the computers, not the spare parts.
  3. Tarkus

    Tarkus TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 621

    e-mail Coolermaster?
  4. wallabing

    wallabing TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 69

    I'm gonna give up on this one.
  5. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 6,978   +362

    Don't give up so quickly. I've bought similar items from For a front bezel cable kit that includes the switch and wire you want click here. Or click here for a reset switch that also can be used for a power switch. Your choice.
  6. KingCody

    KingCody TS Evangelist Posts: 992   +8

    Hi wallabing,

    I don't know where you could buy a direct replacement "front panel power switch". however, there is nothing special about the switch itself. it's just a simple momentary SPST switch.

    • if your case has a reset button, then you can simply disconnect the power button connector and plug in the reset button connector in it's place. (this will obviously disable the former use of the reset button).

    • if your case does not have a reset button, then you could goto a store like radioshack and buy a standard pushbutton SPST switch like this one. then simply drill a hole in an empty drive bay cover and mount your switch.

    good luck :wave:
  7. wallabing

    wallabing TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 69

    Looks like Im gonna have to re-practice my soldering skills agian then....:p
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