hi everyone, Ive been given a spare 3.5 HDD and want to use it with some stuff i already have. Ive got a spare Mini mac case which has been gutted and only the chassis and power button remain. Im hoping to get a kit of ebay which has a mains power supply with a molex connector on the end to supple power to the HDD (i wont bother talking about the IDE cause its not important).
What id like to do is somehow route the molex cable through the mac min casee power button so i can turn the drive on when its plugged in instead of the hard drive turning on whenever the PSU is plugged in. I have read that the yellow/orange cable suplies power but could you guys help me as im not sure if its possible to do what i want to do.
On another note id like to split the power from the power molex 3 ways after its been directed through the power button 1. to a fan 2, to a white cathode tube 3. to the hard drive itself. Im presuming that there will be enough power but im not entirely sure, i have an almost dead HDD to test before i put the one im going to use in.
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