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post #1 of 9
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Guys I just finished sleeving all my wires, changed my molexs, and added cold cathode lights. Everything seems to be working fine, except the front lights on the case. Specifically the HDD LED and the POWER LED.
I don't get it. I have removed these wires and connected them a million times in my modding adventure, and it has always worked. I doubled checked my connections and they are perfect. They were working before, why not now?
The one thing I did do was to use a air duster on the bottom of the case, because there was dust. That is where the connections for these things are. Could this have had some effect?
I have 4 wires connected, Power button, reset button, HDD LED and POWER LED connected. Both the reset and power work, I just tested them. Any idea??
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post #2 of 9
Remove them again and push the wire into the connector further, very common problem in the electrical world, at worst you will have to replace the single pin connectors, but try the first. The comment "Have removed them a million times".......... well . ....
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I did that and everything seems to be in as far as it can go. Do you think the air duster has something to do with it? I have removed them a few times, but nothing is damaged, none of the pins are bent or missing??
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Do you have a volt/ohm meter? if so check the continuity between the switch and the appropriate connector to make sure you have continuity between them. do the same for each wire that the lights are not working for.
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I don't have a volt meter. I think maybe I will get one, since I have other uses for it. Ok, lets, say that these pins are non functional for some reason, how do I fix them? Is the only answer a new MOBO?


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Do you have a volt/ohm meter? if so check the continuity between the switch and the appropriate connector to make sure you have continuity between them. do the same for each wire that the lights are not working for.
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post #6 of 9
I think you have the connector on backwards. LEDs require one lead to be (+), the other to be (-). The wire with colorful coding is usually the (+) lead.
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Agree, with thrilla what he says is true and be sure you didn't accdentily put it in the wrong area. happened to me a couple of times when you don't have enough light.Or working blind.
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Ok, Cool thanks guys. Let me try that out. I know I put them in the right area, I checked that several times even with a flashlight. But I thought that the connecter only goes on one way, maybe I was wrong.... I will try and get back to you.
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Originally Posted by virtualnan
Ok, Cool thanks guys. Let me try that out. I know I put them in the right area, I checked that several times even with a flashlight. But I thought that the connecter only goes on one way, maybe I was wrong.... I will try and get back to you.
no the three pin connectors for the fans and power goes only one way. the led lights and the power button, the reboot button all can go on the other way. I personally had some problems with the front leds.
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