Discussion in 'Modding' started by ZapWizard, 12 Jan 2003.
Great guide zap
first one i see where the remote switch & led are detachable
i love it
hi first at all great mod.
now to my question. is it possible to just relocate the excisting button an led from the drive and not to go over the backway couse i would like to use the connection for a nother purpose?
you can run the wires whereever you want.
I did the same but..
I turned "data flow" on this port and now it is input for audio signal. From this time phones amplifier included in CD-Rom boost signal from my sound card and I no longer need Windows audio mixer to set volume.
sorry i think u understand me wrong. i would like to use the excisting button and led from the drive and just relocate them to a nother place on the front of my case and not to use the audio connector like u did. could u give me an way how to?
All of these questions should really go in the updated thread:
I think, I know what You did. I was talking about the audio out on CD Drive. We used this different ways.
Cool mod.. will be trying this one
i dont care about the led
what if u want to just relocate the switch?
Just follow the part of the guide that describes how to relocate the switch?
That's some neat wiring. I'll be definately using this in my mod.
Forgive me if I've overlooked this somewhere in my search, but... I'd like to run something that takes a bit more juice than an led to indicate hdd/dvd activity. Is there a guide somewhere for boosting the signal voltage to run other electronic gear? What I need is to run 4 different 5 volt devices, 2 to indicate hdd activity, 2 for dvd activity (4 drives total).
great idea, very neat too
will def be thinking about this for my mod!
wait im confused if i just wanna do the switch, do i still have to cut up the traces?
and i have these switches (something like these)
and theres 4 leads, so uhh how would it work?>
Those switches switch in a cross pattern. Second of all: what zapwizard did was solder leads to where the switch is soldered on the PCB, then electrically isolated the audio plug and soldered the switch wires to that. That's the short version at least. Try soldering two wires to the contact points and touching them together while the drive is powered to get the idea.
but do i have to isolate the audio connectors? or can i just hook up the switches connection to one of the audio traces and then just run the audio cable into there and solder wires to the switch?
No, the audio traces are (obviously) connected to circuitry elsewhere on the PCB that is designed to handle audio. I don't think it'll do you any good and will probably create a (non-permanent) cock-up. Just isolate the so it'll work properly or skip the audio connector step completely
ok so basically do the whole guide but dont hook up the led, just solder a wire from the switch to the audio connector thing (after cutting everything) then just solder wires to one side of the switch and the other led parallel to that (accross or whatever) and then stick it in the right audio connector holes?
I don't recommend using the audio connector hack unless you know what you are doing in the first place.
Check out my new guide, which is also more detailed, and has been linked several times:
well i know what im doing plus all those connections on the new guide are different than my drives the old one is right
how do you open your drives with yourkeyboard? like you need a program right?
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