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How To: Change LED's in an LED fan

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Here is my tutorial on changing LED's in your LED fan!


Thanks for checking it out!

I now have the soldering tutorial up as well.


Edited by Cyrekk - 5/17/11 at 3:51pm
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Awesome GUIDE!
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Awesome GUIDE!
Thanks a lot man! I hope the video proves useful for people.
I plan on making tutorial videos on a regular basis whenever possible, the only thing holding me back in the near future would be funds for more equipment to unbox/make guides for.
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Thanks a lot man! I hope the video proves useful for people.
I plan on making tutorial videos on a regular basis whenever possible, the only thing holding me back in the near future would be funds for more equipment to unbox/make guides for.
how about removing LED's from coolermaster R4's? I want my one without LED's
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how about removing LED's from coolermaster R4's? I want my one without LED's
I just took a look at mine... I'm sure I can do it, and show how its done, but it will take a little time and effort to do, once I get one successfully removed, ill explain how I did it. I may make another video showing this process.
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Ok, I actually got it already, the leds are in the four corners of the fan, so just use a small flat screw driver to pop the little plugs out of each corner. then you can see the led, the leads are glued into the back channel so you need to grab/pry them out with tweezers or something similar. if you want no leds, you can just clip them off, they run on a separate circuit to the fan. once thats done, just shove the wire back in (Maybe with some glue) and replace the block that plugs the hole. done. if you end up wanting to replace the led you need 3mm LEDs for the R4, solder, bend to a right angle, then replace the LED and leads into the recession then replace the block. done.

If you want me to, I can likely get a vid up of how to do this within the week. just let me know!
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Ok, I actually got it already, the leds are in the four corners of the fan, so just use a small flat screw driver to pop the little plugs out of each corner. then you can see the led, the leads are glued into the back channel so you need to grab/pry them out with tweezers or something similar. if you want no leds, you can just clip them off, they run on a separate circuit to the fan. once thats done, just shove the wire back in (Maybe with some glue) and replace the block that plugs the hole. done. if you end up wanting to replace the led you need 3mm LEDs for the R4, solder, bend to a right angle, then replace the LED and leads into the recession then replace the block. done.

If you want me to, I can likely get a vid up of how to do this within the week. just let me know!
thanks! +rep
I just want to remove them, i'm sure I"ll figure it out if not you'll be getting a PM from me
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thanks! +rep
I just want to remove them, i'm sure I"ll figure it out if not you'll be getting a PM from me
sounds good!
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see the hardest part for me is to figure out what voltages and other stuff to use, or do u just buy them and they will work?
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see the hardest part for me is to figure out what voltages and other stuff to use, or do u just buy them and they will work?
To be honest, I didnt even think about it when buying my led's, I mean you can get them in a pack of 100 for like $5 so its not exactly a huge risk... That being said, I'm sure theres documentation out there that would give you a heads up on which Voltage LED to use in your specific application. Just remember to use resistors where need be.
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