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Old 06-12-2005, 12:40 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I have a little problem with my orange LED that's suppose to indicate when my HDD is working (it's not a big problem but if I can fix it it would be cool)
my mobo is an Asus AV8 Deluxe, a SATA HDD (which I suspect is the reason why it doesn't work), my case is the Sonata Antec

I tried plugging the HDD LED wire in different spots around where the 5 pin speakers and the power swith and led wires connect but it didn't work..
Anyone know where it should be plugged?


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It doesn't matter if it's a SATA HDD, it should work. From looking at the .pdf manual from the Antec website it seems like there is one single ribbon cable that has a few frontpanel connectors on it. One of which includes the HDD LED. Is this right?

Also there was a mention of a 4 pin molex connecter to power the LED lights? Have you connected that?

I would check the ASUS website and take a look at the pin layout for the front panel power/LED's make sure you are connecting them in the correct place. I'm sure you've done this already though. Just keep playing around with it.

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Old 06-13-2005, 04:20 PM   #3 (permalink)
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turns out antec put the label on the wrong side of the 2 pin wire for the HDD LED (or then it's the only one that goes with the label facing the inside of the pin set...._

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