Good idea bob. I'll look at that.
As far as replacing, fair comment Sam but the old one has no essential
functions for failure, overload etc and the new one has and was free.
"Bob Urz" wrote in message
My spare PC is in an AT case. It's currently powered by a 200w AT power
The motherboard has AT and ATX connectors. The mobo is an Epox EP-58
MVP3C-M and has power connectors for both AT and ATX cases.
I'm taking out the generic AT 200w power supply as it's getting old and
have a new 400w ATX power supply to put in.
The AT PSU has a power cord which runs to a button on the front of the
The ATX PSU does not have a power cord with a button attached to it.
I've noticed the mobo has a 2 pin connector labelled 'POWER-ON'.
After installing the new ATX PSU, is it a case of buying a power button
two wires that go to the 2 pin 'POWER-ON' connector?
If so, I'm not sure which pin will be positive and which will be
and I'm not sure my mobo manual tells me...
I suppose that electronics shops would stock these buttons.
I'm from downunder, if that helps with PC component location advice.
perhaps you can recycle the unused "Turbo" button......
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Some MBs that accept either an AT or ATX PS have a jumper or switch
that must be set depending upon which type you use. You should check
your MB literature for such information.