Originally Posted by .theMetal
Originally Posted by axipher
I'll probably end up removing them completely from the board and running some wires instead to a separate mini panel with a flip cover on it.
your a lot more ambitious than I am lol
then again I have a one year old, and time gets eaten up pretty easily by him.
I have three 20-year olds who like to have parties, break things, put holes in the wall, and generally not clean anything :/
So my down time is spent modding so I try to do as much as I can.
My plan for the LED's now that I've thought about it, and taken Kevin's recommendation of hiding cables behind the board:
- Mount a strip of LED's in a PCI bracket
- Use the male side of an old IDE DVD drive on the PCI bracket
- Run an old IDE cable to the LED's
- Break off the IDE cable into pairs as required and solder to the rear of the board to the LED contact points
- De-solder the LED's form the board itself
- Run some remaining LED's to power and HDD activity lights on back of board
- Maybe also run some LED's to 24-pin as a "PSU-on" indicator, not sure which pins to use though
So I would need to find out:
- Voltage put out to on-board LED's
- Voltage put out by front panel header
- Which pins to use on the 24-pin
- The appropriate resistors (my electronics LED/resistor knowledge has disappeared sadly)