Posted 20 January 2006 - 03:33 PM
Aside from the power button on the front, my pc tower has a power switch on the back. If the switch is not on, the power button on the front doesn't work. When the pc is shut down, but the back switch is on, a light shows on the front. If the pc is shut down, the front button will not work again until the back switch is turned off for a few seconds and back on.
I'm mainly just curious about the purpose of the switch, but it can also be a pain sometimes. The switch is in a cramped spot to reach presently. I would leave the back switch on, but the fans don't run when the computer is shut down, and I can feel heat. Don't want it overheating and frying something.
So...what is the switch even for, and is there a safe way I can set it up so I can just leave the back switch on and control the power with the front button only?
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