Well you guys know how there is a light around the eject button. Well, I made one around the power button. Yeah its didn't turn out the greatest, but it didn't turn out the worst. IT took alot of dremel work and alot of hot glue hehehe. Anyways, I didn't want just a constant light, I made it an activity light. So behind the power/eject assemble, I stuffed 6 5mm LEDs. I pretty much used my dremmel to sand to the fron of the case to make room, then overloaded it with hot glue. In the end, the yellow LEDs lit everything perfectly, red LEDs lit up the upper half good, and blue lit up the top good hehe.
Anyways, I used yellow for HD activity, red for DVD activity, and blue for LAN activity.
Heres a little diagram of my connections:
[point behind motherboard for DVD Activity Pin] + --------- - [Metal shielding of case as grounding]
[point behind motherboard for LAN Activity Pin] - --------- + [Power from HD cable]
[Splice of 39th Wire of HD IDE cable] - --------- + [Power from HD cable]
In the end, there are some problems.
1.)First of all, the HD and LAN lights are always on. The HD light will flicker the power when the HD is doing something, does it ever turn off? I KNOW I did something wrong with the blue LAN activity, that never changes. According to the tutorial, it said use the LAN activity pin for the as grounding and any power source but it is always on, also the ethernet port on the back has its yellow LED always lit. The LED always lit up constant, when I did sytem link games, when I did XB live same thing.
Also the DVD, isn't working at all, I am using the DVD activity pin as a power source and the case as ground. I think it might have something to do with the shielding as ground (which i thought would work). Could someone reccomend a good ground?
2.) The bigger problem is I have the "Power from HD cable" set up in a splitter for my CC. The power comes form the power supply, through the CC then to the HD. I spliced into the power to the CC dual inverter, so I could use the switch, So now, If I have it switched on, the system crashes, I think its liek a power drain or something, but I start with the switch off an dthen switch on it works, but eventually usually crashes. I guess I need a new power source point, but its wired, I hade 4 CC lamps and rings and it never crashed or slowed down, huh.
Anyways, sorry for the long post, but it was a tricky project, not much room in that little spot, and ontl using hot glue and dremmel it took a while. now I just a few problems, I would love to get it so the lights aren't always on, and just flicker, or atleast fix some of the problems, thanks! Ohh yeah, if peopel want to see, I post pics with my completed box later (Project Nintendo long in development).
Edited by spicymeatball911, 09 April 2004 - 02:26 AM.