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  Reply # 165215 17-Sep-2008 22:23
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bazzer:
eXDee: I have two ultra bright blue LED's at the front, and the HDD one will probably be unplugged, but any ideas how can i dim down the power one without it looking bad (eg ball of cellotape on the front)

Can you solder a resister in series?  Not sure if that has any drawbacks? If = (Vs - Vf)/R

No soldering iron , it went walk about in the garage and was a rubbish low power one anyway.
kiwijunglist: sellotape or colour them in with a black marker/vivid.

Black vivid - Perfect idea! Will try it. Tried it, doesn't block the light at all pretty much, doesnt really 'stick' to the plastic very well either.

Looking for a simple solution that doesn't look bad.



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  Reply # 165276 18-Sep-2008 09:42
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if you put a covering over the surface that blocks out the light, hopefully the bulb doesn't overheat =)

a blob from a glue gun in the little hole on the front of the case might work too




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  Reply # 165298 18-Sep-2008 11:16
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I just put several layers of masking tape into the recess of the lights.. bit fiddly getting bits of masking tape that small but you can just add enough until the brightness is what you want. I put quite a few more in the HDD recess as I found the flickering annoying whereas the power is fine with a higher output (but still half what it was).







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  Reply # 165887 20-Sep-2008 23:19
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Unplug them?

Who watches the HDD light?

You know if its ON or OFF (picture or no picture)

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  Reply # 165971 21-Sep-2008 12:09
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illicit: Unplug them?

Who watches the HDD light?

You know if its ON or OFF (picture or no picture)

Someone switches to HDMI on the TV (mysky HDi) and then i'd forget about it if both LED's were completely dead.

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