Metku.net

MetkuMods
It is currently 22.08.2018 03:07

All times are UTC + 2 hours [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 5 posts ] 
Author Message
PostPosted: 10.07.2004 20:27 
Hello, I've given the animated circuit a try as my first electrical test as I have no skill at all in electrical circuitry. Instead of placing the circuit in my keyboard I have decided to put in onto a spare 5.25" drive bay cover and connect the power to the HDD Led connector on the motherboard, problem is though the leds turn on only when the HDD is active and they spin so rapidly you can not tell what it's doing, is there another way to power this from the motherboard so that the HD access's the leds and well as having power there all the time so the leds are on.


Top
  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: 10.07.2004 22:07 
Offline
Site Admin
Site Admin
User avatar

Joined: 24.01.2002 10:09
Posts: 4683
Location: Finland
The circuit should be connected to the +5 volt molex pin. Circuit will get constant current from there and those two wires that goes to the motherboards hdd-led header will only pulse the optocoupler.

_________________
Metku | AlltheMods | LedCalc | Teknolelu | AndroidCoding
Main Computer: Intel i5, MSI H55M-ED55, 12 Gigabytes of DDR3, 3 Terabytes of HDD, GTX295 and Benq 27"


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: 18.07.2004 14:59 
Thanks for the info, I wasn't sure if connecting the two power cables together would damage my motherboard. A few people I've talked to seem to think that there would be a power feedback on the connector to the motherboard causing it to short out.


Top
  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: 25.12.2004 14:25 
Hey, when i take the +5v from the molex on my xbox hdd, it doesnt boot up (the hdd hangs and i get an error saying that my hdd is broken or missing files). Like its taking too much power from it to work. I'm using 5v ultra bright leds for the actual circuit, but i've been using some lesser voltage leds for the breadboard circuit. I dont know why this is happening. Do you think i should try using the 12v instead. i know that 555 is rated anywhere between 4.5 and 16 for most of them.. so i think i might try that, but i wanted to get your opinion first.

thanks..
and merry christmas


Top
  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: 25.12.2004 18:26 
Offline
Ultra Modder
Ultra Modder

Joined: 09.06.2003 08:30
Posts: 1592
Location: Orlando, FL, USA
either try that or take the power from the mobo connector, and see if that makes any difference.

_________________
Image
-=-LSDiodes-=-

Xxcr4shxX: w/e
Crash2108: we?
Xxcr4shxX: what ever
Crash2108: no, tell me what w/e is first


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 5 posts ] 

All times are UTC + 2 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
cron
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group