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post #1 of 36
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Does anyone have any wire I can use to add LED's to my case...I want to wire them from a molex...But I have no wire...any Ideas...Or if anyone has any lying around I can have...I'm going to wire 6 to the case and 3 to the CD drive...Ill explane my mod later...(I got the idea from dae_ja_voo) So he gets credit for the Idea...But i'm in school and if anyone has anything Ill check later today...and any Ideas what I can use for wires for it...

I know I may sound stupid...But I'm just wondering what some of your ideas are...Thanx...will check back in a few hours...well 2 or 3 to be exact...
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post #2 of 36
You need resistor(s) to limit current or they will all blow out.

http://www.hebeiltd.com.cn/?p=zz.led...tor.calculator
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post #3 of 36
For the CD drive, you can solder straight to the board inside. It will be cleaner that way. For anything else, just chop a molex connector and use the leads. You MUST have some sort of extra fans laying around...
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post #4 of 36
buy some wire
and resistors
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post #5 of 36
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For the CD drive, you can solder straight to the board inside. It will be cleaner that way. For anything else, just chop a molex connector and use the leads. You MUST have some sort of extra fans laying around...
Fail.
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post #6 of 36
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I know the resester part...and the Hdd part...But...I dont have any wire to put from the molex to all the Leds, Or a wire from the CD drive to were the LED's are...
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post #7 of 36
-drive or walk to hardware store or home center
-go to electrical section
-look for "wire", most likely 18g braided copper wire
-retrieve roll or rolls of said wire
-procede to check out
-return to pc location
-measure cut and solder connections (tinning optional)(youll need a soldering gun)
-reassemble parts
-power on
-ooh ahh

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post #8 of 36
I think the OP is implying that he's broke and is looking for someone to donate some "spare" wire to him without having to buy any.
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hmm... this is the closest from creating a new thread. i connected the molex cables to a terminal board then connected the led's to the other side of the terminal board but the leds didn't light up at all... could anyone tell me what i'm doing wrong? i have resistors.. btw.
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Originally Posted by nafljhy View Post
hmm... this is the closest from creating a new thread. i connected the molex cables to a terminal board then connected the led's to the other side of the terminal board but the leds didn't light up at all... could anyone tell me what i'm doing wrong? i have resistors.. btw.
You mixed up the positive and negative on the LEDs? You used wrong resistors?
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