I have a PC (generic run of the mill beige) that was fine and now won't turn on. The switch has doesn't click anymore. Just the tension of the spring when you push the button, so I am assuming it is bad.
Can I replace it with a regular switch from Ratty Shack? The PC switch is a six pole switch that is only using two poles. A green and white wire going to the motherboard. I bought a two pole switch and wired it up. Once pushed I can hear the hard drive attempt to spin and the ethernet light flash on the back but than nothing. The fan in the power supply never moves. After the hard drive noise and ethernet card light stops I can not do it again until I pull the plug from the power supply and than plug back in.
Do I need a special switch?