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Switching out my HAF 912's red power LED for a blue one?

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March 25, 2011 7:54:04 AM

Hey all, I recently saw a custom 912 with a white light theme.

I like blue. I do not like red. However, while fitted with 3 blue LED fans (side, front, and top), my cool blue motif is marred by the power LED. I know it's a longshot, but does anyone have any experience or idea of how I could go about switching the LED out? Or should I just resign myself to having a red power LED?
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March 25, 2011 6:46:11 PM

If your talking about the Red LED on the front panel for power indicator:
- you could add a dot of black paint to cover it....

OR, take the system apart, find a way to remove the LED from it's mounting. It's most likely hot glued in. Then find a replacement LED of the same physical size. Cut the wires off the old one & solder them onto the new LED. Just need to note the + positive lead usually marked by a flat spot on the LED housing.....

If you get it backward, just swap the wires or reverse the way you install the PWRSWITCH connector to the motherboard....


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March 25, 2011 7:07:56 PM

jb6684 said:
If your talking about the Red LED on the front panel for power indicator:
- you could add a dot of black paint to cover it....

OR, take the system apart, find a way to remove the LED from it's mounting. It's most likely hot glued in. Then find a replacement LED of the same physical size. Cut the wires off the old one & solder them onto the new LED. Just need to note the + positive lead usually marked by a flat spot on the LED housing.....

If you get it backward, just swap the wires or reverse the way you install the PWRSWITCH connector to the motherboard....


...That's way too electrician-y for me. I don't like playing with circuits, I just buy ones that are premade.

Sigh... oh well, no big deal.
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March 25, 2011 7:31:17 PM

Then think about the "dot of black paint" to cover up the Red LED..... it's nearly invisible. And, there are no worries about heat or anything like that to covering it up.....

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March 25, 2011 7:43:06 PM

jb6684 said:
Then think about the "dot of black paint" to cover up the Red LED..... it's nearly invisible. And, there are no worries about heat or anything like that to covering it up.....


No, I'm not that crazy about the theming that I would blot it out... I'm also not crazy enough that I'd try messing with circuitry to change something. It is what it is.
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March 25, 2011 7:56:26 PM

You can also just un-plug that LED from the motherboard.... Usually label on the connector: "PWR LED"....
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March 25, 2011 8:01:44 PM

jb6684 said:
You can also just un-plug that LED from the motherboard.... Usually label on the connector: "PWR LED"....


I know. I guess what I forgot to say was that I'd prefer some sort of power indicator to none.
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March 25, 2011 8:47:12 PM



... Forgive me for my slowness, but what exactly am I looking at here?

Wait a second. I just popped open my case's front, and the LED is NOT soldered onto the front panel. It looks like it's just stuck through a hole. So... will one of these cables be able to connect to a new LED, which I can then glue into that hole?
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