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-- Stealth Drive LED Re-Routing
-- Category: Guide
-- Posted by: GideonX
-- Posted on: 2003-06-03
-- Price: ~ $NA USD
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By now, you must know about or have heard about stealthing a drive.  This is just the process of hiding the hideously colored optical drive behind a faceplate.  Most people do this to co-ordinate with their case color. 

For our project Enlight 7237 case, it has been painted black so this tiny mod was quite helpful.

   What we are trying to do today is to re-route the status LED of a dvd/cdrw drive to the outside of the case.  If you stealth a drive, the status light is hidden behind the bay cover.  Not useful if you want to see if data is being accessed or not.  We'll show you how to re-route it...

   Before beginning, you may want to brush up on how to remove and install an LED by reading through our LED Replacement Guide.  The replacement guide should give you some good background information before you begin on this mod.

   Here are some tools you may need:

  • Soldering Iron + solder
  • Wire stripper
  • Power drill with drill bits
  • Small Philips screwdriver
  • Pair of 10" length wires
  • 5mm LED
  • LED holder

    We're going to use our Samsung DVD/CDRW combo drive for this guide:

   You may remember this same drive in the LED Replacement guide.  The LED already installed will be reused.  First thing you will need to do is pop off the front face plate.  Some drives will require that you eject the tray first, if so, take a paper clip and manually pop it open.

   Flip the drive over and there should be four small screws underneath.  Remove these and place them in a safe area.

   Take the back cover off and it should reveal the internal PCB.  Be careful and try not to scratch the PCB with your screwdriver.

   If you look at the front of the drive, you'll see the existing LED.  Your specific model may have a different sized or shaped bulb, but the process is the same.

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