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power switch prob

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Aug 6, 2003
i have an old 600 e-machine and am puttin it in a a new case, not sure what kind, its brand new though and has 4 individual power black bar things.

they are labeled

Power LED (has three holes)
HDD LED (two holes)
Reset SW (two holes)
Power SW (two holes

i need to knwo the order in which to put them

the prongs on the mother board look like this

000_00_00 where _ equal spaces without prongs

dont even knwo where i coudl go to find this out aside from here


Senior Member
Dec 24, 2001
Shasta Lake, California
Well, different motherboards have different layouts. Any chance you payed attention to which plugs came off what in the old case?

Off hand, I'd say put the Power LED onto the 3-pin one (you may need to try it in both orientations, leds only work one way). To see which one is the power switch, try getting the system all set up and ready to go except for the front panel connections. Use a flat-head screw driver to short each pair, one at a time. When the system turns on, you've found the power switch. The other one is either the HDD LED (which you may need to try in both orientations) or the reset sw, whichever you had on you old case.

edit: make sure you don't short the wrong things on your board...