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#1 ROM666

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Posted 12 November 2005 - 11:40 PM

I wanted a HDD activity LED, but hated the idea of it being permanently wired to the motherboard. So here is what I did:

First I made an LED cable assembly using a PC motherboard fan connector.
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This was mounted on the left side of the case (with some added heat shrink tubing to help protect the wires).
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The male end of the connector was then expoxied onto the motherboard.
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One leg was soldered to pin 10 on the DVD cable connector. This supplies +5v to the LED. The other leg was soldered to pin 39 on the HDD connector.
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Mounted and plugged in.
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The finished product.
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Now when I want to remove the motherboard, I can quickly disconnect the LED.



While I was at it, I also did the controller power switch. biggrin.gif
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#2 Cichlid_Guy

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Posted 12 November 2005 - 11:45 PM

Good idea. Nice and clean. smile.gif

#3 Albino

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Posted 13 November 2005 - 12:49 AM

Well done, but its strange how twistedsymphony did it a day or 2 ago for his TSOP wires though.

#4 blue bandicoot

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Posted 13 November 2005 - 12:51 AM

sweet going. good tut, and like, fuckin bright led...haha.

#5 ROM666

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Posted 13 November 2005 - 01:25 AM

QUOTE(Albino @ Nov 12 2005, 05:56 PM)
Well done, but its strange how twistedsymphony did it a day or 2 ago for his TSOP wires though.

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Now you've got me interested. I can't seem to find this. Do you have a link to this?

Thanks.

#6 nightmare84j28

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Posted 13 November 2005 - 01:29 AM

ROM666, you come out of nowhere and you've done so many nice mods recently ( i think.. )

Keep up the good work! biggrin.gif




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