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#1 liquid-core

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Posted 16 August 2006 - 12:57 AM

The following tutorial explains in detail how to remove and change the LEDs in the Talismoon fans. No soldering is required for this mod. First, you will need a few things:

1. 3mm LEDs (8)
2. Pliers
3. Something to cut the legs of the LEDs (I used scissors)

For this tutorial I am using 4 blue LEDs and 4 White LEDs. Why am I installing 4 blue LEDs if the fans already comes with them? I purchased the green Talismoon fans and changed my mind on the color I wanted after they shipped it out.

Out of the box the Talismoon fans looked to be of a high quality. Here are some pictures of the fans:

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They are very easy to install. Just remove the fan shroud, disconnect the stock fans, and plug the Talismoon fans in.

Changing the LEDs on the Talismoon fans is also very easy. The LEDs come in little holes like this one:

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There are several different methods for removing the LEDs:

1.Take your pliers and grab the white connector. Pull the pliers toward you. This pulls the LED out of its hole and you can then disconnect it.
2.Take your pliers and grab the little bit of the LED’s body that is sticking out. Pull the LED out and disconnect it from the white connector.
3.Push the LED out of it hole and then grab the newly exposed body of it and pull it out, remove the white connector.

Here are mine with the LEDs removed:

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Now that you have the 8 stock LEDs removed all you have to do is to install your new LEDs. The people who made the fans were very nice and labeled the circuit board as shown here:

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The silver colored wire is the – wire and the copper colored wire is the +. Connect you LEDs accordingly. You can also look at the diagram below to see the polarity of the connectors:

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Bend the legs of the LEDs at a 90 degree angle. I tried to bend the legs relatively close to the LED (about 3-4mm away) like so:

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Cut the legs of the LEDs to the same size as the stock ones (I’m not sure the exact length). Insert the legs into the connector and place the LED into the small hole that holds it in place. Continue this process with all 8 LEDs.

Install the fan into the console and enjoy!

Now you have your own custom Talismoon Fans with the lighting of your choice.

O’Malley


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Posted 16 August 2006 - 01:04 AM

Nice! I still perfer to use 2 seperate fans.

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Posted 16 August 2006 - 01:05 AM

You can have to different colors so it is just like to different fans.

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Posted 16 August 2006 - 01:05 AM

"cool out your concole"

i love dodgy translations like that.

nice tut mate beerchug.gif

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Posted 16 August 2006 - 01:07 AM

Sweet I just ordered my fans a few days ago.

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Posted 16 August 2006 - 01:07 AM

QUOTE(grim_d @ Aug 15 2006, 05:12 PM) View Post

"cool out your concole"


uhh.gif I'm guessing its from the product descrition.

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Posted 16 August 2006 - 01:10 AM

QUOTE(liquid-core @ Aug 16 2006, 01:14 AM) View Post

uhh.gif I'm guessing its from the product descrition.

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nah mate, on the box, above the whisper writing. Not paying attention? laugh.gif

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Posted 16 August 2006 - 01:12 AM

QUOTE(grim_d @ Aug 15 2006, 05:17 PM) View Post

nah mate, on the box, above the whisper writing. Not paying attention? laugh.gif


laugh.gif Thats great. Good eye. Never noticed that before.

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Posted 16 August 2006 - 04:40 AM

Added to Tutorials under Case Mods

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Posted 16 August 2006 - 06:02 AM

Thanks XE. More tuts to come!

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Posted 16 August 2006 - 06:05 AM

QUOTE(liquid-core @ Aug 16 2006, 01:12 AM) View Post

You can have to different colors so it is just like to different fans.

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wouldnt you than have to wire in resistors because if i remember correctly, my tailsmoon fan is wired in parallel (at least i imagine so... huh.gif )

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Posted 16 August 2006 - 12:41 PM

Interesting. Seems simple enough. But hey man, leave some tutorials for the rest of us! tongue.gif

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Posted 16 August 2006 - 12:50 PM

QUOTE(snow rider221 @ Aug 16 2006, 06:12 AM) View Post

wouldnt you than have to wire in resistors because if i remember correctly, my tailsmoon fan is wired in parallel (at least i imagine so... huh.gif )


looks like they already have resistors.

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Posted 16 August 2006 - 04:14 PM

any pics of your before and after? smile.gif

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Posted 16 August 2006 - 05:10 PM

I will get you pics of the before and after. With the 60mm LED fans people were just de-soldering the LEDs and installing different ones. This is the same concept. Because it is such a small amount of electricity I doubt that it will do any damage to the LEDs (correct me if I'm wrong).

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