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Windows 7: Computer power supply


01 Aug 2011   #1

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 
Computer power supply

Can anyone tell me if typical modern motherboards on-off pins to the front panel are normaly open switchs with the turn on action being closed and cold turn off hold closed for a minute or so. Of course the cold turn off should never be done if it can be avouded.


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01 Aug 2011   #2

Windows 7 Pro-x64
 
 

Yes, the pins are for normally open switches.
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01 Aug 2011   #3
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

They aren't really switches, just a way to attach your power/reset swithces from your front panel. Those switches are "momentary close" types. The power and force shut-down use the same pins. It usually is hold the power button down for 4-5 seconds to force a hot shut down.
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