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Run 5v LEDs on your comp!

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[OC]Lucifer

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Just hook the anodes for both the LEDs to the +5v lin on your power supply (solder on some extender wires) and hook the grounds up to your mobo. The ground connections on the mobo will switch them on and off normally with activity. Enjoy. :cool:
 

phantom punisher

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fort drum NY
"with activity"? are you adding hd leds? what ground point, theres so many? sounds like your on to something neat but im lost as to exactly what your doing. keep on moddin!
 
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[OC]Lucifer

[OC]Lucifer

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Here's what you do..

This for the power and hd LEDs. If you want to replace them with 5v LEDs, hooks the positive end of the LED to the +5v on your power supply molex, and the negative to your mobo. And they will work great. Get it?
 

WyrmMaster

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Dec 17, 2000
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Good idea for harddrive LED's but for power why not just wire it straight to the power molex and skip the mobo. It doesnt really matter.
 

Docta_Z

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Aug 6, 2002
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yuck. I just busted in 2 3.7 v LEDs with a 270 OHM/1/2 watt resistor resistor . maybe I post piscs, not specialk though