Installing The Power Button Key Switch:
First of all if your key switch has more than two connectors on the back like mine did then you first have to find out which combination of them to use. (Documentation did not come with mine sadly.) This can be done with a battery and a motor. (I used a fan.)
After you know which connectors to use, sodder (I don't have a soddering iron, so I had to just twist and wrap them around the connector) about 1.5ft of wire to each one. These will be spliced into the power button line.
Then go ahead and drill a hole where you are going to mount your key switch. I chose to mount mine directly above my fan switches. After that thread the wires through and mount the switch.
This is how your power button should be connected to your motherboard:
Now you are going to have to cut and splice the key switch to one of those wires. It doesnt matter which one you pick to splice, but it should look something like this when you are done:
Go ahead and cut open one of the two wires:
Then go ahead and splice those two wires that are connected to the key switch to them:
Thats it! Go ahead and start putting your system back together.
DO NOT FORGET: Make sure to clean all the metal shavings from drilling out of your case!
Everything should work now.
You can see in this picture that when the key switch is off I can not turn on my pc and the blue LED fan will not power up:
However when I turn the key switch, I am able to turn the PC on, and the blue LED fan does power up:
-This is my first Work Log / Guide I have ever made, so any comments or suggestions are welcome.
-I am happy to answer any questions anyone may have; however I am going to bed now because I have to get up and go to work so I will most likely not be able to respond until tommorow night.