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    Arrow Looking to change LED's

    I have a Tempest case and I was looking to change the blue LED's in the front to red ones, and the HDD activity light to white. I know nothing about LED's or know how to change them. Can someone point me in the right direction on what LED's I would need and what I need to do to connect them?

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    All I can really tell you is to look up a few LED videos on youtube, they can show you how to solder the new LED's in there. As far as getting them out of front of the Tempest, I'm sure it can be done, but you'll have to be careful not to break the plastic front bezel.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shattered.likeness View Post
    All I can really tell you is to look up a few LED videos on youtube, they can show you how to solder the new LED's in there. As far as getting them out of front of the Tempest, I'm sure it can be done, but you'll have to be careful not to break the plastic front bezel.
    I already have the LED's out of the case. I don't know what LED's to get.

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    You need to determine the size of the LED, 5mm or 3mm and the voltage requirement. Most of them run on 3.3v and you do need the resitor to go with it. Check if stock light have a resistor soldered to it. All you have to do it re-solder the new light to the same wire just make sure you connect to the right lead, - or +.

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    The two case lights have a resistor in the line, the HDD activity light doesn't. I went ahead and went to Radio Shack and they told me they were 3mm LED's and that the resistor would be fine to leave there and reuse. I just don't know what I need for the HDD activity light.

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    It's better to use it with a resistor and I'm sure they both run off 3.3v.
    Do you have volt meter to measure the current output?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deton View Post
    It's better to use it with a resistor and I'm sure they both run off 3.3v.
    Do you have volt meter to measure the current output?
    No volt meter. Do you have a volt meter? Could you test how many volts are being put out by the HDD activity light header? Should our motherboards be putting out the same voltage?
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    As long as you buy the same rating of LED the existing resistors should be fine. Make sure you get the legs the right way round (+ and -). The output on any motherboard for a given LED should be the same as they'll all conform to the ATX standard. In fact if you google for the ATX standards you should find the expected ratings.

    A bit more googling done - http://www.motherboardpoint.com/led-voltage-t4218.html. That should shed some light. Seems that most LEDs have reversal protection upto 5V, so if you get the wrong legs it just doesn't work, no blowing of the LED, just turn it round and try again.

    The motherboard will have built in resistors for the LED voltage outputs and it seems that 5V LEDs are good for use in PC front panels.
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