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What does a Micro Switch Do?

By 1bellb ยท 5 replies
Jul 2, 2008
  1. I have just baught a computer case and it have a Micro Switch at each side of the doors and when you open the door it click and when you close the door it click, so my question is what does this do when you open and close the door, I have connected it to anything yet because I dont know what it does.
  2. CCT

    CCT TS Evangelist Posts: 2,653   +6

    You can hook those up in many cases to flag case intrusion or lockdown the comp or set off an alarm or whatever.
  3. 1bellb

    1bellb TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 86

    Ow, cool, so do you just plug it into your motherboard and program in on the computer or do you have to do it in BIOS
  4. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,523

    Motherboard connector and CMOS Setup to Enabled
    Dell use the chasis detection on many of their models
    But your motherboard may not have this option.
    You will need to download your motherboard manual to confirm if it exists.
  5. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 12,759   +2,431

    Intel's the Culprit......

    Intel boards have a lot of intrusion prevention measures. I think they're calling it "trusted platform module", (or similar).
  6. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,243   +234

    You can't power up the system with either of the case sides open if these micro-switches are enabled. Most modern motherboards (bios) do not have this feature
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