I would like to have a button mounted to the top of my cabinet which will allow me to power off/on my computer.
I believe I read a post a long time ago stating that instead of hacking the computer's power pushbutton wiring itself that I can keep the that pushbutton as is, but simply extend a couple wires from the connector plug which goes onto your motherboard. Basically, find the little connector plug which is related to my computer's power button and then insert a couple of wires into this little connector plug. Now, when I push this connector back on to my motherboard there will be two free wires available for me to attach to a button to allow me to turn off/on my computer.
Now, for some reason I think my computer's power button consists of "four" wires (not the expected "two" wires a normal pushbutton switch requires), although I am at work now so I can not verify this. Maybe someone can confirm whether a computer's power button has 2 or 4 wires going to the motherboard. If it has 4 wires going to the motherboard, then which two wires should I be using for my new pushbutton to control power to the computer?
Has anyone done this? If so, then posting a picture would be great. I get nervous attaching wires from my motherboard to stuff.
Hope this makes sense ....