A little background to my question: I got a laptop some time ago from my grandparents because the screen was broken and they didn't want to fix it. Being your typical tech geek, I already have a laptop and a more powerful desktop, so I decided to take the motherboard, hard drive, etc. out of the laptop and make it into a small media box to hook into a TV. Wanting to give the front a nice, clean look, I got an LED-lit N.O. momentary switch for the front to switch the power on/off, and I was hoping to wire it in parallel with the laptop's current power switch, taking it out of the loop so to speak.
I'm now looking at the power switch used in the laptop, and I'm not sure where, or if, I can hook wires to it. Here are some pictures: Top side, switch located lower left. Bottom side, switch located lower right.
I was wondering if anyone was familiar with this type of switch or had suggestions for testing where the actual switching contacts are? I've taken a multimeter with a resistance test to various pairs of contacts and couldn't find any difference when the button was pressed.
I'm also open to other suggestions for controlling the power from the switch in the front of my new box.