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Right, if the black things aren't separate you need to either replace the LEDs and switches with ones from junked cases, or get a new case

Or try and break them apart

Or see if they match your new motherboard first.
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well the front panel connector didn't fit the new motherboard and I don't know what to do. Don't really want to get new case though.
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Get a junk case, (any case you can find with its front panel still intact, and has the black bits separate as shown above), take the LEDs and switches out of it, see if they fit your motherboard and if they work. If they do, take the front panel off your Presario. The LEDs will be held in by either hot glue or 2 plastic clips. Gently prise the plastic clips apart, or remove the hot glue holding it in, and pull the old LEDs out. The switches will be held in in the same way, but be careful, there are probably some pins on the back of the switches.

Get your new switches (if there's a little plastic or rubber round bit on the original switches, put it on the new ones. If there is on the new ones but not on the originals, take it off the new ones). Place them in the original places, and secure them with hot glue if you have any. If not, use electrical tape.. Bend the plastic clips back to their original positions, and put the front panel back on the case, then re-hook up the front panel connections.
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I ordered a new case since I don't know have a junk case. It was cheap though.
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What did you order?
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well the front panel connector didn't fit the new motherboard and I don't know what to do. Don't really want to get new case though.
Yeah, I had a feeling that this was going to happen.

I don't know how good or bad the Rosewill R363-M-BK is, but at least you'll be able to connect the front panel along with the power and reset buttons.
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post #28 of 32
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Yeah, I had a feeling that this was going to happen.

I don't know how good or bad the Rosewill R363-M-BK is, but at least you'll be able to connect the front panel along with the power and reset buttons.
I read the reviews and it's a decent case, cheap but decent. Wouldn't trust the power supply that it comes with, but I have my own that I'll replace it with.
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Seems like a nice case, But probably a dust or fingerprint MAGNET!
    
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post #30 of 32
nice job. trying to keep oolder components alive and in use! too bad it didnt work out in your situation(though some wire splicing would achieve this goal(to each their own)
But i do like the case you chose. Clean and simple.
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