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Modding a HD to accomodate a LED [Re: miketheblogger] #468450 09/02/06 07:46 PM
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I have two IDE hard drives, but none of them have external connectors for a(n) LED.  i've checked the spec sheet from the manufacturers, but the only thing I might be able to mod are the pins on the IDE port themselves.  There's a separate pin for read and write.  Would I be able to connect either one of these to a wire leading to an LED with the other wire leading to a ground pin (without blowing up the drive)?  Anything I would have to look out for ahead of time?  Thanks for the help.


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Re: Modding a HD to accomodate a LED [Re: miketheblogger] #468451 09/03/06 10:04 AM
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The answer to this one is buried in the forums somewhere. You'll have to look I'm afraid.

Re: Modding a HD to accomodate a LED [Re: miketheblogger] #468452 11/21/06 04:41 AM
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Pin 37 on the IDE ribbon cable.

+ of the LED on the cable and - on the gound to the v ground on a power supply morlex connector.


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