I bought a SUPER BRIGHT GREEN 12" DUAL TUBE CCFL KIT
. I connected them and such, and they lit up great. To be honset, they were damned bright, maybe even three times brighter than the Logisys ones I bought.
The switch was a bit warg since it wasn't one of those PCI slot switches, but I opened up an optical drive panel and threw it there.
However, as I was moving the switch around slightly, it made a huge spark and my system just shut off. Obviously not a good sign. I then tried turning the system on again, and it shut off immediately (you could see the fans spin for a split second and slow down again).
I removed the green cathodes and the system booted fine. I figured "oh well".
I then threw the cathodes back in again with the switch up at the front of the case. Without even moving it this time, it just made a loud spark but the system remained on. It made a good black mark on my aluminum front panel. I just decided to remove the cathodes for good and replace 'em with my red ones.
I've contacted Vastech to see what's up with them. Do you think the switch wasn't insulated enough, or is the switch simply not meant to be moved or put around certain conductive things?
I honestly think that would be very stupid to have a highly open conductive switch inside a computer case. Then again, why wouldn't you make the switch for a PCI slot? How are you supposed to shut the bloody thing off any other way?
Sorry if this is in the wrong forum, but I figured cold cathodes goes under case modding.