LEDs not working

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Eck, Dec 7, 2002.

  1. Eck

    Eck .user

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    With this new system I've built, everything is running flawlessly except for one thing: neither the power nor the harddrive LED on the front panel works. I've checked, re-checked, and checked again to make sure I've hooked them up right according to my motherboard manual. Is it possible that the lights in my case or bad or the LED "wire" is bad? My case is exactly like this one here but with a 300 watt P4 power supply instead.
     
  2. rettahc

    rettahc Guest

    flip the wires, you probably have them pluged in backwards. My HD led didn't work until I turned the connector around.
     
  3. Eck

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    Yay, it worked. I thought about trying that, but then I knew that I had all of the labeled sides facing the same way. I thought that was how it worked, but obviously not. Way to make me feel like a retard! Hehe
     
  4. NetRyder

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    Heheh ... I had the same problem. My PC speaker (the beeper) would never work. One day I opened up the case, and plugged it in the other way, and voila! :p
     
  5. Gary Pandher

    Gary Pandher Moderator

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    mine didnt' work either
    never bothred trying anything
    flipped the hdd one arround just now
    n i got a nice red led going now :D

    but the system led the one that is on when the system is on
    i cant turn it around
    if i do turn it around i have to take out the connector for the power button
    and i need that to start my computer lol
    oh well i got the hdd one working
    looks cool
    im gonna try and cut off the extra part on the end of the power led
    and maybe get that working too:rolleyes:
     
  6. Zedric

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    That's really strange. LEDs are polarity sensitive (you need to plug them the right way), speakers are not...
    Unless you have a piezo-speaker which I am a bit unsure of.
     
  7. Taurus

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    yeah, zedric... netryder flipping his pc speaker connector around didn't make sense to me either. and i'm 95% sure that it doesn't matter with piezo's either.

    maybe it just needed to be reconnected to get a better contact.
     
  8. Zedric

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    Could be. Or you have gremlins. :)
     
  9. wyrlwyn

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    if you don't mind me asking, i noticed you have a soyo p4x400 motherboard, how is it? i'm looking at getting a soyo 845pe mobo, and am trying to find out how people like soyo products, how is it?
     
  10. NetRyder

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    I don't think that was it ... I tried reconnecting it the same way and it wouldn't work. It had to be in that particular direction for it to work :blink: