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    is it unhealthy to jump the motherboard power pins to power on?

    Hello everyone,

    As per the title, is it unhealthy / dangerous to jump a motherboards power pins to power it on?

    I can't imagine why it would be but wanted a 2nd opinion.

    I would use the test leads from a multimeter.

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    Re: is it unhealthy to jump the motherboard power pins to power on?

    I see no issue with that. Obviously, make sure that you don't hit anything else!

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    Re: is it unhealthy to jump the motherboard power pins to power on?

    Haha yes I had imagined myself studying the board intensely for hours after finding the power pins, just to be sure....

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    Re: is it unhealthy to jump the motherboard power pins to power on?

    That's all the power button really is. A temporary jump between the 2 pins. Perfectly safe although I'd not recommend it as regular practice. Mainly because eventually something will go south and you will probably trash the board.

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    Re: is it unhealthy to jump the motherboard power pins to power on?

    Fair, I was only looking for a quick fix while I order a switch anyway

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