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post #1151 of 2434
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OK I broke down and bought some led strip lights, some translucent acrylic and some diffuser panels to play with. Dayum shipping is expensive on this acrylic....
Oh well new stuff to play with next week.

Fun Fun Fun biggrin.gif
post #1152 of 2434
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OK I broke down and bought some led strip lights, some translucent acrylic and some diffuser panels to play with. Dayum shipping is expensive on this acrylic....
Oh well new stuff to play with next week.

Hi Mandrix,

I was thinking if you put in a u shape acrylic frame above the white panel , then cover the top of the acrylic with white vinyl and led drild in from the outside you may get a subtle light shining inside without.
removing the white panel. and wiring work away from the outside. "just a thouth". smile.gifsmile.gifsmile.gif
post #1153 of 2434
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Hi Mandrix,

I was thinking if you put in a u shape acrylic frame above the white panel , then cover the top of the acrylic with white vinyl and led drild in from the outside you may get a subtle light shining inside without.
removing the white panel. and wiring work away from the outside. "just a thouth". smile.gifsmile.gifsmile.gif
Sounds reasonable.
I think I will wait on the supplies I ordered, then do some experimenting. The main problem is going to be how much space is taken away from the bottom of the case as it is very hard to get tight angles when bending 1/2" pipe. I could get around that by returning to 3/8" pipe or maybe through the use of some more fittings. We'll see, as this is all new to me I'm not really sure what I can do yet.....
If I decide that I can use the diffuser panel then that may be the direction I will go.


Moving on to "what happens when a MCP35x pump dies when it's connected to your Aquaero", here's a pic sent to me of the damage caused when the pump died:

The arrow points to a burned transistor that was evidently taken out when the pump died. Aqua Computer is going to see if replacing the transistor will fix it (I'm hoping!) or if it will take replacing the main controller on the board (more $$$).
post #1154 of 2434
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Originally Posted by mandrix View Post

Sounds reasonable.
I think I will wait on the supplies I ordered, then do some experimenting. The main problem is going to be how much space is taken away from the bottom of the case as it is very hard to get tight angles when bending 1/2" pipe. I could get around that by returning to 3/8" pipe or maybe through the use of some more fittings. We'll see, as this is all new to me I'm not really sure what I can do yet.....
If I decide that I can use the diffuser panel then that may be the direction I will go.


Moving on to "what happens when a MCP35x pump dies when it's connected to your Aquaero", here's a pic sent to me of the damage caused when the pump died:

The arrow points to a burned transistor that was evidently taken out when the pump died. Aqua Computer is going to see if replacing the transistor will fix it (I'm hoping!) or if it will take replacing the main controller on the board (more $$$).

After receiving a rma paper for the wrong delivered leds i purchased yesterday new ones from a shop in belgium.
this evening i take the mesurements for the needed acrylic panels for the lightning and the side frame covers for the pedestel. Also som acrylic tubing as a replacement for the short crystal link. I think i also purchase a square acrylic to make a square frame in top of the case where i drill a few holes in for the bleu leds. the Acrilic is 10 x 10 mm where i can drill holes in for the 5 mm leds "i hope it works. 1 meter cost 17 euro and for the complete top i need 3 meter. Glad that my wife got here vacation money so i can use a few bucks for my build. "dont tell my wife" ha ha smile.gif
post #1155 of 2434
Do you have to send the Aquaero to Germany for repair or is there a repairplace in the States for Aqua.
If not i think that the shipping cost alsmost the same as a new one .!

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Originally Posted by TATH View Post

After receiving a rma paper for the wrong delivered leds i purchased yesterday new ones from a shop in belgium.
this evening i take the mesurements for the needed acrylic panels for the lightning and the side frame covers for the pedestel. Also som acrylic tubing as a replacement for the short crystal link. I think i also purchase a square acrylic to make a square frame in top of the case where i drill a few holes in for the bleu leds. the Acrilic is 10 x 10 mm where i can drill holes in for the 5 mm leds "i hope it works. 1 meter cost 17 euro and for the complete top i need 3 meter. Glad that my wife got here vacation money so i can use a few bucks for my build. "dont tell my wife" ha ha smile.gif
post #1156 of 2434
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Originally Posted by TATH View Post

Do you have to send the Aquaero to Germany for repair or is there a repairplace in the States for Aqua.
If not i think that the shipping cost alsmost the same as a new one .!
All repairs are made in Germany. It cost me around $30 to ship it USPS and it will cost me about 35 Euro to have it shipped back. If they have to replace the main controller that's another 33 Euro.
So yes, if replacing the transistor does not fix it then I may just buy a new one. But they are not charging me for replacing the transistor.
post #1157 of 2434
Was it you or Seanimus that has had to have these repaired before?
post #1158 of 2434
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Originally Posted by seross69 View Post

Was it you or Seanimus that has had to have these repaired before?
Not me. The reason my Aquaero is being repaired is because a pump quit and damaged it. Swiftech replaced the failed pump.
post #1159 of 2434
ok
post #1160 of 2434
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Found out my Seasonic platinum 1000 psu's on my two main rigs are "Haswell" ready. There is a list up at Anandtech of Corsair & Seasonic psu's that can handle the C6/C7 low power state deep sleep states coming with Haswell.

Aqua Computer going ahead with transistor replacement / testing on my ailing Aquaero Pro and I've already fronted them the money for return shipping. They agree that the transistor blowing was most likely related to the MCP35x pump dying and think that replacing the single part will bring the Aquaero back to full functionality. If not.....well then I'll just use it for something that doesn't require pwm control as that was the only thing affected.
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