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#1 dan_plus_o

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Posted 15 August 2006 - 11:44 PM

I guess I was being rough with my HDD activity led wire.... Anyways the wire used for the HDD activity led (on the IDE cable) snaped in half and one end won't reach the other end anymore, so I was wondering... Does it matter if I use some other wire I have to reconnect it?

I have some 26 AWG Solid-core Wire that I bought from sickmods.net

Will that wire work?

Edited by dan_plus_o, 15 August 2006 - 11:46 PM.


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Posted 15 August 2006 - 11:50 PM

Wire is wire, it doesn't matter.

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Posted 16 August 2006 - 02:13 AM

possibly solder the regular ide wire back together? huh.gif

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Posted 16 August 2006 - 02:15 AM

@ leat -
QUOTE(dan_plus_o @ Aug 15 2006, 04:51 PM) View Post

the wire used for the HDD activity led (on the IDE cable) snaped in half and one end won't reach the other end
Will that wire work?

Edited by blame canada, 16 August 2006 - 02:15 AM.


#5 dan_plus_o

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Posted 16 August 2006 - 03:39 AM

QUOTE(dan_plus_o @ Aug 15 2006, 03:51 PM) View Post

Anyways the wire used for the HDD activity led (on the IDE cable) snaped in half and one end won't reach the other end anymore

Edited by dan_plus_o, 16 August 2006 - 03:41 AM.


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Posted 16 August 2006 - 03:46 AM

should be fine to add some wire inbetween the two ends. Just make sure the resistance (ohms/guage) of the patch wire is less than the resistance of the original wire.

You don't want the electricity to slow down through the patch, because if it does the wire will heat up, and it could melt, or cause a short in the adjacent wires. (bigger wire usually means less resistance.)

Also soldering the wire so close to the rest if the IDE cable wires, isn't good.


You'd be better off just replacing the IDE cable.

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Posted 16 August 2006 - 04:27 AM

I used the wire I had and it works fine. It is a little bigger then the IDE wire so it should be good.

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Posted 16 August 2006 - 05:37 PM

how did you manage to lose wire so that the ends dont meet anymore?

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Posted 16 August 2006 - 05:57 PM

QUOTE(dan_plus_o @ Aug 16 2006, 12:51 AM) View Post

I guess I was being rough with my HDD activity led wire.... Anyways the wire used for the HDD activity led (on the IDE cable) snaped in half and one end won't reach the other end anymore


why dont you use this tut instead? http://www.xbox100.c...g/activity.html

worked very good and i can take out my hdd as much as i want to and not worry the ide-cable will brake smile.gif




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