Mac Pro 5,1 Power switch replacement ideas?

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  1. slughead, Oct 26, 2014
    Last edited: Oct 26, 2014

    slughead macrumors 68040

    slughead

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    I am going to modify my MP 5,1 case for various reasons. I need to basically externalize the power switch.

    Apparently the switch just plugs into the front panel circuit.

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    Does anyone know where I can either get a replacement power switch or just get the little plug there so I can throw in a momentary switch?

    Based on the pictures I think it's about 3.7mm (4?)

    thanks!
     
  2. DPUser macrumors 6502a

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    My thought: cut wires extending from existing plug, solder appropriate gauge extension wires on as needed, and attach to your favorite replacement switch.
     
  3. that salad macrumors newbie

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    The connector itself is probably a molex part, you'll just have to dig around online to find the number and then source a replacement. Taobao or eBay are a good start but I found its actually harder (though possible) to find the wires pre-pinned on their own than the connector itself. Maybe if you can find a cheap premade part that includes the correct wires and connector it might be easier although more costly...

    This is the only permitted replacement switch by the way:
     

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  4. slughead thread starter macrumors 68040

    slughead

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    Nice replacement :)

    Yes I think I may have found a replacement plug for it but it'd suck to disassemble the whole thing only to find out I'm wrong. I may just buy a replacement switch. Someone's already posted the pinout on another forum.
     

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