Originally Posted by 808Alaska
it didnt work. I tried plugging in the front soft power switches in every which way possible and i even tried without then even plugged into the MOBO and it still turned on automatically.
and yes i had proper grounding and it was a prebuilt computer that worked before so i dont see what's causing this issue. how exactly does a front soft power switch work on a computer?
With ATX-type motherboards, there is a constant voltage to the motherboard from the PSU, and when the power switch is pressed, the switch sends a signal to the CPU to start the computer. There is more that goes on after that, but that is the basic CPU/switch relationship.
EDIT: I want to add that the switch does not actually "power up" the system, it merely sends a signal to the CPU to activate the system via that ever present voltage I mentioned above.