Re: HD led out- diagnostic?
- From: "BP" <replytoall@xxxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed, 21 Dec 2005 17:33:40 -0500
"Don Taylor" <dont@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
> "BP" <replytoall@xxxxxxxx> writes:
>>Nagging little problem. The LED on my Antec Sonata case does not work when
>>the hard drive is working. Do these things "burn out"? What would be the
>>best way to test/fix it?
> Seems like the most common causes of this:
> cable to the led not connected to the motherboard
> cable to the led shifted sideways, only connected to one pin
> cable to the led connected to wrong connector on motherboard
> cable to the led connected backwards on connector on motherboard
> Check those and see that they are not the cause.
> Yes it is possible for leds to burn out, but the only time I've ever
> seen that was thirtyfive years ago when Monsanto was selling samples
> of their amazing new invention, the led. I bought one and after a
> while fried it with my home-made power supply.
> You can replace them, even with other colors or with bigger ones.
> I'd be a little cautious about picking one needing too much voltage,
> maybe blue would be a bad choice, but otherwise you should be ok.
> With a bit of circuitry you might even be able to substitute a lazer
> diode for the led, but that isn't just a drop-in replacement.
I need to test it.
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