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Obtain a LED holder, you
will only need one. These are available at any electronics store
like Radio Shack. They cost only a few cents a pack.
Here is our project Enlight 7237 case:
As mentioned earlier, we want to
position our external LED on the left side in this spot:
Connect your power drill with a
correctly sized drill bit. For our 5mm LED and holder, the
1/4" drill bit is a perfect match. Drill a hole slowly through
the case and you should have something like so:
Push the LED holder through the hole
first. The Enlight allows the front bezel to be removed, which
made it a easier.
Push the LED through behind the holder
and secure your drive:
Check your wires to make sure they
aren't caught or snagged anywhere. If all is well, power up
your system and check to see if the lights are operational:
Not too bad for about 30 minutes of
work. Operate your drive as usual and see if the light
To take this guide one step further,
many people dislike the idea of stealthing a drive and having to
push the eject button behind it. Feels awkward and cumbersome.
You can do the same thing with the eject button. It is just a
momentary switch hidden behind a button on the outside:
Solder that tiny button out and use the
same method of re-routing it outside. Use a different button
or whatnot, there's a good number of possibilities.
Hope you enjoyed this guide, it's a
simple one, but quite useful.