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Front panel HDD/PWR LED necessary?

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Hi all,

Silly question really, just wondering if the HDD LED and PWR LED connectors must be connected to the motherboard? As an absolute must that is. Obviously no connection will result in no LED function, apart from that there is no other issue is there?
Situation I have is I had hoped to get a little rig together in an OEM case for the time being and upgrade the case next month, only I forgot to check the front panel connectors on the OEM case and now find they are happily plugged up in a 5x2 block. I can rewire it so the PWR Switch sits right, but the HDD LED and PWR LEDs are just not going to fit unless I solder/refit a new block.

I can't think there'd be any issues, so I'm going to give it a shot. But I wouldn't mind some greater wisdom if any have some smile.gif

Many thanks!
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Nope, you're free to leave them out, switch them around, do what you want, connect Christmas lights if you like - the board doesn't give a damn smile.gif
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Brilliant. Thought as much smile.gif just read a couple of places suggesting otherwise which I thought was silly.
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