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Removing LEDS from 120mm Case Fan

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So, I have two (2) Thermaltake Thunderblade 120mm green LED fans. There was a great deal for 'em on eBay and I couldn't pass it up. However, I'd prefer to not have the blinding green of the LEDs on constantly. Is there a way I can put the two fans into a rocker switch together to switch the leds on and off as I please while still keeping the fans running. Or...even eliminate the LEDs all together. Here's two pictures of what they look like now, and what I'd like them to look like...
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post #2 of 7
not sure if you could the switch idea but to remove the LEDs there is a piece of tape around the fan remove that and cut the wire underneath that will turn off the LEDs
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Is that the only wire under there? I don't wanna be just snipping wires here and there, lol. Also, I'm using the Zalman 7channel fan controller with my pc. And with 2 channels you need to snip off the molex connecter and plug in the bare wires of the black and red into the little terminals. If I'm only using those two wires, does that eliminate the function of the LEDs? If not, I can just take the tape off like Bitemarks said and snip that little wire.
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post #4 of 7
just looked at mine and where the wires go into the fan you will have 2 wires a red and a black going from the molex to the fan a leave these alone and you will have another 2 going from the fan to the LED strip cut these ones and you can completely remove the green strip which is what the LEDs are mounted on
post #5 of 7
The only solution is to snap the wire (Not the fan's wire, but the leds wires.)

I did a quick job in paint to give as an example

The black wire is ground, Red is Power (5V-12V) and Yellow is RPM, which reports the speed it's running.
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+1 for the picture.
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Haha, i collected alot of rep from that picture
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