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Wish Chaintech 6BTM to wake up from power back

I've been using an old computer (MB Chaintech 6BTM, ATX case) as an unsupported server. Everything is working OK except one thing: in case of a power failure, when power is up again, the system does not boot up expecting someone to press the button to start. I know that the modern mothherboards can be set up so that they automatically boot up on power back, but not my 6BTM. The 6BTM can wake up from keyboard, LAN, modem but not from utility power. How can I make it to start by just "plugging it in the outlet"? Thanks for any ideas.

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  • Sergey Pankratov Apr 29, 2007

    Thank you, sandrew.

    I haven't set up the UPS setting in control panel as it only knows about the APC brand whereas my UPS is Powercom, and I have their proprietary software installed and set up.

    Unfortunately, both Powercom's software and the UPS option of Windows only guarantee smooth shutting down, they do not control system restart afterwards.

    My Powercom does have the Autostart feature (it switches itself on when AC is back) but it does not signal the computer when it is up again.

    Could you please clarify your second suggestion, I mean wringing "+" and "-" round?

    The two wires belonging to the Soft Power Connector group are marked as PW+ and PW- indeed. But those wires lead to just a mechanical switch on the front panel.
    To the best of my knowledge, exchanging "+' and "-" wouldn't make any sense in this case.

    Or maybe I got something wrong?
    Thanks again.



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It may be a setting called ups in control panel>power options and make sure ups is enabled and set up correctly. The only other way to do it is from the power connectors on the motherboard from the front panel, if you get the + and - the wring way round it will make the pc turn on without the use of the button

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    andrew pester Apr 29, 2007

    it's a bit hit and miss but if you mess around with the pwr+ and pr- or leave them off you should be able to make the pc switch on and off only via the wall plug and not the front button, i know because in the past i have wired them wrong by accident and it would power on the pc without the button and only switch off at the wall



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