Dual G5 disc activity L.E.D.

Posted by: Mathue

Dual G5 disc activity L.E.D. - 12/17/05 11:28 PM

Ok, so I now have a fairly fresh (gently used) 2.5 dual.

The case cries out for some sort of light.

If you look at the attached image you can see the SATA connectors on the OEM Maxtor.
(hopefully it did actually attach!)

The terminals in question are circled in red. What is this mystery set of two prongs?

Maxtor's web site is downright frustrating to find any data on the connector pins. Anyone here know by chance? Or for that matter, what the maximum forward current draw is for it if it is indeed a connector for a L.E.D.?

(Well, so much for posting an image)

Post edited by: mathue, at: 2005/12/18 07:35
Posted by: Mathue

Re:Dual G5 disc activity L.E.D. - 12/17/05 11:34 PM

Image

Post edited by: mathue, at: 2005/12/18 07:35
Posted by: macDeviant

Re:Dual G5 disc activity L.E.D. - 12/17/05 11:42 PM

posting images is a bugger in this forum. i just got done with a HDD LED but it was from a 2.5in ide drive. the drive was screwed up, and inturn screwed up my G5 while it was still installed.. hope you have better luck than me :S

macDeviant
Posted by: TCPMeta

Re:Dual G5 disc activity L.E.D. - 12/18/05 04:29 AM

Do a search on google for a IDE pinout. You can splice into the ide controller for the HD LED. Same pinout goes for a laptop based 2.5 HD, the extra pins are for power but the frist 40 pins are the same.
Posted by: Mathue

Re:Dual G5 disc activity L.E.D. - 12/18/05 12:01 PM



Well, lets try it this way...:dry: :dry: :dry:

Post edited by: mathue, at: 2005/12/18 20:06