iMac 2009 - Connect Power Button and Speakers to normal Mainboard

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  1. Filip.08

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    Jul 3, 2017 at 9:11 PM #1
    Filip.08

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    Hello,
    I'm new with case mods and wanted to ask, whether there is a way to connect the power button from the case to a mATX Mainboard. Same with the speakers. Just wanna use the iMac Casing and put the Hackintosh inside.
     
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    Jul 5, 2017 at 8:54 PM #2
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    The power switch should be pretty easy- just solder a couple of longer wires to the original pads on the switch and hook them to the jumper on the the board. The speakers might be a little tricky- you'd need to get them amplified and connected to an audio output on the motherboard, probably just the normal 3.5mm output. Unfortunately, there's no easy hookup for speakers on most motherboards, as anything labeled "speakers" is just for the POST/BIOS beeps.
     
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