Power Led + HDD led
Hi, this might seem kind of confusing, but i dont know how else to put this.
I just bought all my **** to start building my computer. This is my first computer i have ever tried buidling, I am to the part where I am connecting the power led and the hdd led. I was wonderin how i would do that. I have the ASUS A7N8X Delux mother board, and the PLED has 3 pins, on the mother board there is only 2 vertical pins. Can some one please help me to install the leds right? thanks.
Sometimes they don't match. You'll either have to mod them or get along without them.
This is where my signature would go if I wasn't so lazy.
Never seen one with 3 pins.
I would just find out which pins on the LED are positive and negative and see if you can get them to just slide over those two pins on the MB. Or you can go to local radio shack and get a new connector.
The LED's are just DC, so you can't go to wrong.
Re: Power Led + HDD led
Are those two pins on the motherboard inline, or across from each other? Hmmm, I'll try to clarify that. You have a row of pins...maybe 8 or 10 pins, they are in a row of twos, right?..is the two pins you need to connect the PLED across from each other or going down one side?...
Originally posted by DeathMagi
....the PLED has 3 pins, on the mother board there is only 2 vertical pins. Can some one please help me to install the leds right? thanks.
If they are across from each other, put the PLED plug on the two pins and let the outside edge of the plug hang in open space. If the two pins you need are inline, going down one side...you can do one of two things, if the PLED wires are in the 3 pin socket at space 1 and space 3, and space 2 is empty, you can cut the socket in half and use the two single plugs to put on the pins one at a time..if the two wires are in the 3 pin socket in space 1 and space 2...cut off the last socket or let it hang off the board if necessary. If by the outside chance that PLED socket has 3 wires in it, then it is a two-color LED, and you may have to choose which two you want to use...and the middle wire will be minus (-) and the other two will be plus (+) one for each color.
You should look at the motherboard manual.
It is easy using a straight pin or needle to release the wires in the connector to move them in the connector . One side on the connector has plastic spring tabs that lock the wires in. Using the pin pry them up to release the wires and relocate them. You can also use a heated razor blade ( heat it with a bic lighter) to cut the plastic cleanly on the connectors to modify a three prong connector to work on a two pins. Also remember that an LED is also a diode so it can only work with the polarity one way. If it doesn't work one way switch the wires. It won't hurt anything to hook it up the wrong way, it just won't work.
Last edited by ukulele; 01-02-2003 at 12:16 PM.
thanks everyone, i think i got it now
those tiny cables and plugs gotta be the most annoying thing to do when you build a computer (especially with my big fingers)
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