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#1 LastNurd

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Posted 16 June 2012 - 12:25 PM

Hello everyone, here is how I managed to add lights inside my DVD Drive

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#2 sirtumtum

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Posted 18 June 2012 - 01:41 PM

Awesome man! could you do a little tute up?
and also some more pics with daylight, and disc drive closed etc ?


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Posted 18 June 2012 - 09:27 PM

Yeah sure, for the tut it's really easy as shown in the pics, you just need to disassemble the DVD drive, glue the LEDs stripes like the pic shows, solder (+) to (+) and (-) to (-) and solder it on the PCB as shown in the picture, blue is (+) and black is (-).
Reassemble the drive back and that's it wink.gif
I will try to make more pictures.

Here is another night pic:



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Edited by LastNurd, 18 June 2012 - 09:44 PM.


#4 infamousxx

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Posted 19 June 2012 - 02:36 AM

im guessing 3mm leds will not fit

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Posted 19 June 2012 - 02:55 AM

Nope, because it will touch the DVD, there is a little space between the metal cover and the DVD, plus the LEDs strip has already resistors to go with the 12v from the SATA connector on the PCB.

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Posted 19 June 2012 - 08:35 AM

yeaaah! niaace! definately going to do this on my old Gears modded console.

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Posted 13 July 2012 - 07:45 AM

QUOTE(LastNurd @ Jun 18 2012, 02:27 PM) View Post

Yeah sure, for the tut it's really easy as shown in the pics, you just need to disassemble the DVD drive, glue the LEDs stripes like the pic shows, solder (+) to (+) and (-) to (-) and solder it on the PCB as shown in the picture, blue is (+) and black is (-).
Reassemble the drive back and that's it wink.gif
I will try to make more pictures.

Here is another night pic:
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What is the voltage? because i put 6 green leds in series and it wont light up.

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Posted 13 July 2012 - 05:29 PM

QUOTE(Patriot999 @ Jul 13 2012, 07:45 AM) View Post

What is the voltage? because i put 6 green leds in series and it wont light up.


You get 12volts from the SATA pins

#9 DragonSlayer1987

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Posted 13 July 2012 - 11:03 PM

Patriot999 You can't run 6 green LEDs in series on a 12v line. If you are wiring in series use 3 LEDs and a resistor.
You are trying to run 6 3.4volt LEDs in series using just 12volts. Voltage required from circuit is greater than power source, so yeah it didn't work.
There are some really great tutorials on the site for wiring LEDs, it may help with your project.

Edited by DragonSlayer1987, 13 July 2012 - 11:04 PM.


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Posted 18 June 2013 - 09:36 PM

use a 100 ohm 1/4 watt resistor. mine works fine. live and all.

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Posted 20 June 2013 - 04:43 PM

That's great! Those strips work amazing for everything and take all the guess work out of the wire for those that don't care to do some calculations or want to take the extra time for wiring. They are super fast to install as well!

6 x 3v = 18v
That is why your lights wouldn't light.

The best way would be the following examples

All Colors except what is mentioned below ---> 3 x 3v = 9v Use a 150 ohm 1/4 watt resistor with that setup. Then just duplicate the setup again and you can use whatever LEDs you'd like. This is with a 20mA 3v LEDs.

Red/Yellow/Orange you could do 5 x 2v = 9v Use a 100 ohm 1/4 watt resistor


Those two setups work wonders on 12V!!! You can use the 3mm LEDs in the drive if you keep them on the very edge and back of the cover.




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