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aceuk

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Stealth Drive LED Re-Route
« on: July 05, 2008, 11:46:00 AM »

Hi
I read this guide http://www.gideontech.com/content/articles/207/1
What I want to know is can I replace the Led & switch with a Bulgin switch with ring Led.

Thanx
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Re: Stealth Drive LED Re-Route
« Reply #1 on: July 05, 2008, 02:03:49 PM »

Shouldn't be any reason to give you trouble.  The key phrase in their spec's is "Separate LED Terminals".

Post pics of your progress.
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Re: Stealth Drive LED Re-Route
« Reply #2 on: July 06, 2008, 02:03:49 AM »

The only thing I not sure about is the Led on the switch being the same rating as the one in the drive.
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Re: Stealth Drive LED Re-Route
« Reply #3 on: July 06, 2008, 08:51:16 AM »

One thing you can do is measure the voltage across the legs of the LED in the drive and then compare that value to the spec for the switch/led combo.

If you wanted to play it safe you could use a optoisolator attached to the cd/dvd drive to control the LED and then drive the LED with an alternate power source, freeing you from the voltage/amperage limits imposed by the cd/dvd drive design.
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Re: Stealth Drive LED Re-Route
« Reply #4 on: July 06, 2008, 10:19:00 AM »

Sorry but what is a optoisolator.
Also if I use an alternate power source for the Led on the switch ,it would be just a light and not show the activity of the drive.
Any idea how much a small meter to measure the voltage would cost.
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Re: Stealth Drive LED Re-Route
« Reply #5 on: July 06, 2008, 05:01:09 PM »

A optoisolator works by using (generally) a LED and a photo-reciever (i think that is what it is called) to switch a circuit on and off without the circuits being electrically connected. If used properly you could rig it up so every light in your house flashed on and off with CD/DVD activity.

They are used a lot with microcontrollers that need to drive motors or a large array of lights because the current that can be sourced

http://www.ee.ttu.edu/lab/robot/opto.htm here is a little page that explains how they are used with some sample schematics.

http://www.radioshack.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2103174&cp=&sr=1&origkw=multimeter&kw=multimeter&parentPage=search I used this particular meter for quite a bit of time (until I dropped it down the stairs) and it worked great for most electronics projects.

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Re: Stealth Drive LED Re-Route
« Reply #6 on: July 07, 2008, 10:17:24 PM »

See if this article by some bozo helps you with the optoisolator question:
http://case-mods.linear1.org/how-do-i-use-an-optoisolator-or-optocoupler-to-run-more-hard-drive-leds/
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Re: Stealth Drive LED Re-Route
« Reply #7 on: July 08, 2008, 07:55:42 AM »

Lol, bozo.
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Re: Stealth Drive LED Re-Route
« Reply #8 on: July 08, 2008, 03:20:56 PM »

You know Larry Harmon died last week. :(
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