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post #1 of 28
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There's this thing I seen a while back, and I really want to use it on a sidepanel mod.

What I want to do, is modify the sidepanel and make it swing, rather than push down and lock. The thing I need is a touch-connector type thing, one part on the case and one part on the sidepanel, and when the sidepanel's closed, the connectors touch and the lights & fan on the sidepanel turn on, but when you open the sidepanel, the connection breaks and the fans and lights turn off. Basically to save me from unplugging the fans et cetera every time I remove the sidepanel.

Thanks!
post #2 of 28
Hm you mean like the Thermaltake level 10 GT has?

http://www.mnpctech.com/casemodblog/...t-case-review/



I've no idea what they are called D; In that review he calls it a "socket power connection" though...

I think you will have a hard time finding one, best option would be to somehow make one yourself..
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Hm you mean like the Thermaltake level 10 GT has?

http://www.mnpctech.com/casemodblog/...t-case-review/



I've no idea what they are called D; In that review he calls it a "socket power connection" though...

I think you will have a hard time finding one, best option would be to somehow make one yourself..
hmm... I seen it before on an NZXT Case, I think, that's where I got the idea... And meh, I don't think it'll be that hard to make xD
post #4 of 28
I know CattleRustler was doing a similar thing with his build Polymorphix: http://www.overclock.net/case-mod-wo...a-v2h-v3s.html
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I already checked the thermaltake spare parts store to see if they sell them seperatly, sadly they dont Maybe check out the NZXT website? or contact one of them pretending to own one of their cases and ask if you can buy a spare because you broke yours
post #6 of 28
Quite seriously...go check out your local hardware astore...they sell these for doors + cabinets. I don't remember the name, but ask a sales rep and they should be able to help you out. I dimly remember someone using these in a mod about a year back.
    
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Thanks for all the recommendations, guys And yeah, I was considering asking a hardware store rep
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post #9 of 28
just mount a micro switch like this http://cgi.ebay.com/Qty-10-Micro-Swi...item53dde28ed0 on door edge.
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just mount a micro switch like this http://cgi.ebay.com/Qty-10-Micro-Swi...item53dde28ed0 on door edge.
That would still leave the problem of the wiring, I'd still have to unplug it when removing the side panel :/
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