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Actually HDs do each have their own LED connections (and most also have an on-board LED that you can see flashing if the room is dark and you don't have any other case lights) , but it's easier to read activity for ALL drives from one point - on the mobo header for integrated controllers and on the card for add-on controllers.
No the hdd doesnt broadcast activity, the controler does- I.E. the mobo in this case.
no....they don't connect directly to the hdd
actually in the booklet it says the header is on the mobo but they look like pins but anyways i just thought of something do you guys think that maybe the 2 hdd L.e.Ds are for one goin into the harddrive?
newegg has these cases. My bro got one like it. Anyhow the two hdd headers. Are for two HDD inidcators. THe last Antec case I used had two HDD headers and lights. One may only display on teh lcd panel. Other on the front of case.
gipanizer, Power LED header = power L.E.D. pins on the mobo.
zepper and sr71000 thanks for your guys help i will start to tape i will tape the processor temp gauge on the processor and as for the pic i was trying to describe in the CDmanual it calls it a Power LED Header so im not sure about what to put in that.
1) i believe (meaning i could be wrong) that there are 2 different types of connections for hdd led cables depending on the mobo maker. Some are 2 pins right next to each other. Others are still 2 pins, but they have an extra space inbetween them (almost like it's missing a pin) Check the 2 hdd led cables and see if they look a little different..both 2 pins but one is wider than the other...if that is how it is..then we can assume i'm correct here (i know this is true for something..i jsut don't know if it's hdd led cable lol)
2) that wire that says fan is jsut so you can hook an extra fan up to it for an extra case fan...then you can monitor and control it from the front panel
3) the temp sensors have already been addressed
4) I have no idea what you are talking about....maybe take a pic w/ a digital camera and post it up here or scan it or something (or find an online manual and show us..that'd be the easiest way ...or someone w/ more experience than me might know....but i'm just lost sorry!
You get the temp sensors as close to the heat producing item as possible: tape the HDD sensor to the top of your main hard drive - tape or hot glue the CPU sensor as near to the top of your processor as possible, etc. With your case, you probably don't need a power LED as you have lots of other stuff that lights up when the power is on anyway. Anyway, most cases have a Power LED that indicates when the power is on - I guess for those that are running VERY quiet systems . I don't need to look at my machine to know that it's running...
. As far as the fan thing, I guess you can hook a case fan to it and it can read and or control the speed of that fan. Usually fan controllers have more than one channel - is there only one male fan connector like that?
o ok but what about temp gauge and the wire that says fan? also in my first post the last thing i was trying to describe was the Power LED Header. what do i plug into that? is it necassary to plug into that?
One could just be mislabeled. Are the colors of the wires to each connector the same? HD LED wires are often yellow for the POS and blk for the ground. Just track the wires back to the front panel to see what they are connected to. I've seen some cases with two HD LEDs (one for the mainboard controller and another for an add-on controller such as SCSI), but it's not very common. It would be my guess (as that is such an inexpensive case) that it would have only one HD LED. So the more likely conclusion is that someone put the wrong pre-labeled shell on one pair of wires.
its a case i got from ebay dont exactly know the brand or anything like that you can check it out at this link
What case is it?
Cable confusion please help
ok ive hooked up everything from the case into the mobo except for one thing it has like 2 pin sockets and they say H.D.D LED on it but the thing is there was another one that said exactly the same thing on it. so i plugged one in but whats up with the ohter?
my other question is my case has temperature display on it for CPU HDD and VGA now i dont need VGA since my board doesnt support it but on the ends of these 2 wires there connected by one weird loooking thing. its like the thing inside of a lightbulb (the little wire thing). now where do i put these for accurate temp gauge?
And also another question is there is a wire coming from the case that says fan on it but the thing is its like the thing on the mobo that your supposed to put a fan into. it has 3 pins coming out where do i put this?
and my last uestion is in my mobo bookelet there is one place where it shows 2 pins and for the picture it says this
Pic of a light bulb - circle 3
+ square 1
what is this?
if someone can answer any of these questions please HELP
Cable confusion please help