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Code-BLU *stealth that drive!*

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by TMM, 13 Jan 2004.

  1. TMM

    TMM Modder

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    Hi everyone, nice site here!

    Heres my Case atm: [sorry for big pics ;)]
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    Since the CD-RW is stealthed (did it yesterday) im going to stealth the DVD drive.
    Then i'll change some of my case fans to blue LED fans. :)
    Im also going to make a fanbus in one of my 5 1/2 bays to control the fans
    (noisy at 12v!) and i hope to finish it off with some tinted [black] perspex over the drives (inside the door) :thumb: :p

    Im hoping to get the fanbus finished today and im going to modify regular IDE cables and put tubing around them :)

    Don't expect anything uber expensive as i only get $AUD20 a week pocket money :p (im only 13)

    cheers :hip:
     
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  2. Malvolio

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    The pics arn't that big on a 1280x1024 screen :p But one question though, how did you afford that thing on $20 a week? :eeek:
     
  3. TMM

    TMM Modder

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    the actual case was a christmas present, but all the other stuff was bought by me :thumb: i got given the old family PC, an 800mhz P3 (my dad bought a P4 for the family)

    I bought a new mobo, CPU, RAM, and graphics card have been upgraded, but other than that everything if as it was in the P3, still only got a wimpy 30gig HDD and 24x burner, but thats OK with me :)

    anyways im working on a graphic for the side of my monitor. i'll keep ya updated! :hip:

    PC specs, nothing special, but im no hardcore gamer :thumb:

    ASUS A7V600
    AMD 1800+xp @ 2ghz and 36oC
    Coolermaster Aero7+ cooler @ 2200rpm
    256mb PC 2100 RAM (Kingston)
     
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  4. TMM

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    aight, today i finished my fan controller :D

    the long delay was caused by the WIRE MELTDOWN hehe

    its currently testing it but im not totally satisfied with it (fans too slow at low-speed, 5volts)
    im going to take some pictures soon, and then i'll try and get 7 volts instead of 5 volts for the low speed option. :clap:

    *pics coming soon... :thumb:
     
  5. TMM

    TMM Modder

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    its been quite a while, but anyways...

    my ultra cheap fan controller and stealthed cd drive :)

    CD Drive:
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    on the far left; green led for reading on cd drive and red for burning :)
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    all the cables at the back :eek:
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    Beauty shot :p
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    and a little video (.WMV in a zip) note how on one switch, i push hard and the whole plate slides up a bit, i still need to secure the whole thing properly, buts its pretty tightly in atm
    Click me for video

    :rock:
     
  6. Sc0rian

    Sc0rian Here comes the farmer

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    hehe dude that is cool. For 13 to;).

    LOL, like the INTEL webcam, that wasss my reall old one, I had years ago. *hugs his logitech 4000pro*. Nice work dude.:)
     
  7. skyrex

    skyrex What's a Dremel?

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    dude, how did you do the burner read/write activity leds? me would likes to know if you wants to explain :) great job on the baybus/fanbus too!
     
  8. TMM

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    i had a LITE-ON cd-rw,

    First i had to eject the drive and then turn off the system and take it out. i carefully removed the plate on the end of the tray, allowing me to slide the whole front plate of the drive right off :)

    then i unscrewed the metal bottom of the drive. (you WILL void the warrenty, as everything else but yer)

    from here i found out where the LEDs pins were, so i found the solder joints on the PCB where the dual colour LED was. i soldered a 3 conductor wire on to it, i put newspaper over the rest of the board when soldering, so i don't damage any of the controller chips under there (they are very fragile and sensitive!)

    after i had my three wires soldered to where the existing LED from the drive connected, i ran them to my fan controller, the middle wire being the ground and the two other wires for the + of each of the LEDs. i didn't solder them on first just so i could get the right colours for the right activity :thumb:
     
  9. skyrex

    skyrex What's a Dremel?

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    funky monkies and cool bananas, thanks heaps for that info! will b used wisely :lol:

    (i assume they are 3.3V LEDs u used, with no resistors... juz wire straight from the drive pcb to the LEDs legs...)

    skyrex.
     
  10. TMM

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    no idea how many volts my leds were, just standard 5mm square LEDs :)

    yup and no resistors
     
  11. Otto's

    Otto's What's a Dremel?

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    You're pretty lucky if they did burnt! :cooldude:
     
  12. TMM

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    yer but the one inside the cd drive seemed pretty standard-ish, and lite-on wouldn't go and put some high-voltage one in :p so i gues it was pretty safe, worst thing that could of happened is that they glow REALLY bright, and i pull the plug on my comp :p
     
  13. Gre4t_Pur3

    Gre4t_Pur3 What's a Dremel?

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    Hey man, nice job on the case there!
    I am just getting into the modding side of things, and I was wondering if you could tell me where you buy your parts and stuff? I live in Australia too, so I can get from the same place you do :) If they will post stuff to me :hehe:
     
  14. TMM

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    all the Leds switchs and electronics stuff, is from Jaycar.

    computer hardware from:

    -CPU (www.cpl.net.au)
    -MSY (www.msy.com.au)

    :p and plastic and tubes and stuff from hardware places :p
     
  15. TMM

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    W00T TIME FOR MORE N00B MODDING! :D

    ok: i didn't like the look of the of the gold sticker on the side of my PSU, so lets hide it :eek:

    BEFORE:
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    AFTER: hard to see but its a round shape or black plastic with a pice of plexi, the same shape but larger, infront of it, also put an ANTEC badge on it becuase i had nowhere else for it :D
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    so my Keyboard hey green lights (YUK) so they had to go:
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    to go with the stealthing i mounted the AERO7 control on the original floppy panel, instead of the brushed silver coolermaster panel, which didn't have the proper screw fit anyway.
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    Started stealthing the DVD: needs the drive rails cut so it sits back a bit more :thumb:
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    i experimented with this plexi AMD logo i cut, was too big and couldn't bee seen through the window on the PSU cover thing, so i trashed the following idea: but you can see the logo :p IGNORE THE WHITENESS! IT WAS PVA GLUE!
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    ok so that sums up my n00bie modding for the moment, more to come soon :naughty:
     
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  16. Nexxo

    Nexxo * Prefab Sprout – The King of Rock 'n' Roll

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    TMMayh! Nice mod! :thumb:
     
  17. TMM

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    cleaned up some wiring.

    im slowly stealthing everything on the front..

    i got hold of the digital camera, so heres some bigger pics :)
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  18. -SilentNight-

    -SilentNight- Hardcore pro gamer

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    nice lightning and otherstuff do something with front some logo or few leds....
     
  19. TMM

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    i've got something in the way a a large amd logo lined up
    :naughty:
    stay tuned :p
     
  20. BenJ

    BenJ What's a Dremel?

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    Looking great.

    Keep up the good work.

    Go Aussie, Go Aussie

    BenJ
     

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