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Can you turn off LEDs on Fans?

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I'm just wondering, but is there a way you can wire a fan that comes with LEDs in a way for you to pretty much hook up a switch to turn the LEDs on and off? Cuz sometimes they get a little annoying. Wow, I suck at constructing sentences...

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I think the work involved on a $7 fan to do that would take more time than it is worth.
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post #3 of 7
Of course you can, with a little soldering.
You could even put in some 4 pin RGB led's and have an RGB controller to create any color you want
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Originally Posted by losttsol View Post
I think the work involved on a $7 fan to do that would take more time than it is worth.
agreed with this.

if you want fans with led switches, i suggest buying them that way.
post #5 of 7
yes you can. hey its a fun little project. why not take a fan and see what you can do with it?
learn as much as you can about things. i like my LEDs but i can understand sometimes you may want them off.

take a fan, do a little work on it. it will be fun.
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post #6 of 7
they do have a 1 time off switch,
Scissors...

but ya it is posible just snip the led wire and hook up a switch inbetween, its probably more work that its worth to actually install a switch because each fan will have like 3-4 leds that will be a lot of wiring.
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post #7 of 7
Some fans come that way...like the one I took out of my CM 690 II to put in a Xigmatek 170mm. It's got a separate connector for the lights that connects to a button in the case.
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