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Help Reusing LED from HP Firebird

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I pulled this LED unit out of an old HP Firebird and was wondering if there was anyway to re-use it in my next build. The cable/plug that goes into the chip is much smaller than the normal RGB 4pin connector, so I was wondering what I have to do to connect this to a RGB controller.

Thanks for any help!! biggrin.gif

post #2 of 5
I would think you would need the rgb controller. if you want rgb's search amazon or eBay for SMD 5050 led strip.. they work amazing and have a remote.
    
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I agree with wood.
 
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Hmm I understand that I would need a controller but I'm not really sure how to connect it since it doesn't have the standard 4 pin connector. Should I just strip the wires of the cable coming out of the LED chip, and solder the cables onto a 4 pin connector?
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I don't think it will be that easy. The LED probably doesn't run on 12v.
 
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