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PinCushion

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Hi, I had a socket 370 pentium 3 500 mhz computer (yes old) and wanted to upgrade it to something a little better at least since its cheap. I got a intel 810e with an 800mhz processor. Fits perfectly everything is compatible except for one thing the power button on the case has an l.e.d and has a different pronged hookup then the one on the motherboard. Made me mad that after all that it all came down to the button so any help or input would be useful if theres any other way i can make it work or if i would have to get a new case..
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Hi PinCushion! Welcome to G2G!

Not having the Power LED light turn on when your computer turns on isn't that big of a deal. As long as it TURNS ON I would be happy with it. But to your problem, I'm betting you only have two prongs for the Power LED while the cable that connects to it has three. What you need to do is use a safety ping and push one of the wires out and move it over. What you want to end up with is the white plug on the far right, green in the middle and the left side to be empty. I'm pretty sure that's the configuration you need, but if that doesn't work just switch it around so that the green cable is on the right and the white cable is in the middle and the left is empty.

Now I'm assuming the two colors of the cable are white and green. There will always be a white cable, but the green cable could be red or orange. Just replace 'green' with the color of the cable for your computer.

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Im unsure of what it is it looks like a three four or the other way around. Tried bending one of the prongs to match this on the board and it didn't seem to work. The computer does turn on by the power supply though and theres no visual on the screen cept for a few blips it almost seems when its first turned on. I don't really know how to explain it but if you need visuals to help I can take a few pictures.
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