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antec tower
em420 Dec-29-01 08:12 PM
I bought an Antec mid-size tower (300 Watt). It has a power switch on the front and a power switch on the back. I have to turn on the back then the first to start it, but to turn it off, I can only use the back switch. Pressing the front button does nothing. This may be a stupid problem, or maybe that just the way they work, but I honestly don't know. Is there something wrong with the case or the way I hooked it up?

1. RE: antec tower
lbyard Jan-03-02 02:25 AM
In response to message 0
The switch on the front is the one you would normally use. Hold the button for four seconds (or perhaps a couple seconds more than four) and it should shutdown the computer. Many mother CMOS Setup programs have a provision for changing the default four-second shutdown to instant-off. Could you inform me as to what case and power supply you have? If it is the 300 Watt supply that comes with the KS282 case (http://duxcw.com/digest/Reviews/Cases/antec/ks282.htm), the switch on the power supply is new and of interest to myself and some forum readers. Larry

2. RE: antec tower
em420 Jan-07-02 05:20 PM
In response to message 1
Actually it's fixed now. The problem was that I had a motherboard and processor that weren't compatible with each other. I figured sooner or later when I got THAT problem fixed I would still have the problem with the switch, but it's fine now. Thank you very much for taking the time to respond to my posting. I really appreciate it.
Thanks again!
Emily

3. RE: antec tower
em420 Jan-07-02 05:30 PM
In response to message 1
Sorry, I didn't read the whole message the first time. It is the mid-size tower with the 300 Watt power supply. It looks just like the one in the picture, but I'm at work and I don't have my manual with me, so I could't tell you for certain if it's the same one. But it does have a switch to the power supply. What's the purpose of having two switches anyways? (If you've got a minute to respond, I would appreciate it. I'm like a sponge trying to absorb as much computer info as possible.)
Emily

4. RE: antec tower
lbyard Jan-07-02 09:41 PM
In response to message 3
Actually, the switch on the power supply would not be used by most people for day-to-day operation of the computer. It is useful when troubleshooting and building computers because the front panel Power-off does not kill all of the power to the motherboard. Without the switch, one has to pull the power cord when, for example, installing a new expansion board. And occasionally computers with software problems will not shutdown. The switch on the power supply will shut-it-down cold when front panel switch will not. Larry

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