Modding a HD to accomodate a LED

Posted by: emax4

Modding a HD to accomodate a LED - 09/02/06 12:46 PM

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.
Posted by: Waragainstsleep

Re: Modding a HD to accomodate a LED - 09/03/06 03:04 AM

The answer to this one is buried in the forums somewhere. You'll have to look I'm afraid.
Posted by: TCPMeta

Re: Modding a HD to accomodate a LED - 11/20/06 08:41 PM

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.