Ok short and simple. Took an old Compaq PC. Stripped the guts. Put in new guts. Connected everything back. But the power switch connector isn't compatible. By that i mean those connectors that affiliate the power button, hard drive activity light, reset switch, and leds are fixed for just the Compaq's original motherboard. Who has gone around this and how? Everybody put your input please. I was thinking of pulling those wires and modding it which will be a pain. Is there anyway to replace a case's power switch?
I would check the manual that came with the mobo. and see where the connections are for the LED's and switches. However if you have a single connector for everything then you will have to purchase the above mentioned components, or you can mod come cables to fit. The little four prong plugs on the CD sound cables work really good.
It does have a single connector. So either I mod the connector and solder my own or go with one of those all in ones. Any ideas? I read somewhere you can touch 2 pins and jump start any computer with the power outlet connected. well haven't tried it but i will.