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-- LED Replacment
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-- Posted by: GideonX
-- Posted on: 2002-05-14
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We end our replacing streak with the front case bezel.  You've seen the lights for power and HDD activity, we're going to set it up with the blue theme once again.

   Here's the front bezel of my modded Inwin Q500.  The LEDs shine through a small piece of plastic that protrudes out.

   The lights are held into place by a plastic holder.  To get there, you need to remove the front bezel and unscrew it from behind.  What is good about this holder is that it uses full 5mm LEDs just like the ones we're going to replace them with.  They snap right into place, which makes it far easier than what we've done previously with the speaker mod.

   I snipped the ends of the stock lights and put my new ones in.  I had to curl the leads a bit to make it easier to attach the wires.  Make sure when you remove your old LEDs, to remember which wire is the positive and negative.

   After doing this three times, screw the panel back and replace the bezel.  You should see something like this:

   These pictures in this guide were all taken in total darkness, so some quality may be lost.  The LEDs brightness sure wasn't, and in person they are blinding!

   Hopefully this may answer a few questions that people had in regards to replacing their lights.  I know there were a few in the GT Forums that this guide should explain fully.  I was thinking about replacing the LED in my flat screen LCD monitor, but I decided not too.  Didn't feel like breaking a $700 piece of equipment : )  If you have any questions, shoot one into the Forums or send an email over.  Good luck!




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