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newbiemodderhelp

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FAQ for first time case modders
« on: July 10, 2002, 01:02:00 AM »

1. Q.what if i never did this and screw up?
A.i am just finishing my first case mod and all i can say if u dont know how research it and try it no matter how afraid u will screw up (i was scared about cuting a window in mine)

2.Q.what if i dont know anything about electronics?
A.well here is a GREAT start

3.Where can i find good how to's?
A.the best 1 is in there the hardware section. also here is a good place and also

4.what is the yello,black, and red in the PSU (power suppy)
A. the black is the ground wire, red is 5 vaults, and yellow is 12 vaults

i dont know what else to write and dad is yelling 2 me to go to bed so ill update 2marrow if i think of anything  

BTW  post any Questions u have
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« Reply #1 on: July 10, 2002, 02:23:00 AM »

1) if ur afraid of messing up a cutting mod, test it out on another piece of metal before u do it on your case!!  Don't rush, take ur time and prepare.  Unless u got spasy fingers, u shouldn't have a problem.

2) Read and learn before trying stuff, trust me, electricity hurts!

here are some of my tips...
1) Ask the GideonTech forum before doing anything stupid!  i know i did.. my computer still working thx to the members!
2) Safty first when doing something dangerous... metal shards in eyes arn't fun, they hurt enough in your skin.
3) don't look into Cold Cathode lights to long.
4) If it smokes, smells or lights on fire, turn it off!... unless ur doing it on purpose.
5) For the love of god, please don't use cement glue or epoxy that isn't thermal transferable!  I'll personally taunt you if u do!
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« Reply #2 on: July 10, 2002, 06:55:00 AM »

my fav:

Wear goggles.

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btw..i threw this up as a ^sticky...so update whenever you can in the first post with some new tidbits .

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« Reply #3 on: July 10, 2002, 08:20:00 AM »

LED POLARITY

Positive
- longer leg (from new LEDs with uncut legs)
- the smaller lead inside the bulb

Negative
- shorter leg (from new LEDs with uncut legs)
- the bigger lead inside the bulb
- the leg beside the chipped edge of the bulb.

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    _____  
   /     \      Powering LEDs    _
  /       \                     | |
  |   __  |                     [_]
  |   \_| |                     | |
  | |\  | |                     | |    Ground
 [__|___|_]     V+       R      | +---------o
    |   |       o-----/\/\/\/---+
    |   |
    |   |       R = (Vs-Vf) / If
  + |   | -
    |   |       where: Vs = Supply voltage (input voltage)
    |                  Vf = Forward voltage (LED operating voltge)
    |                  If = Forward current (LED operating current)
    |

                sample: Vs = 5v ; Vf = 3.5v ; If = 20mA (0.02A)

                        R = (5v-3.5v)/0.02mA ; R = 75 Ohms




LEDs in series
       _    _    _
      | |  | |  | |          Circuit V = sum of all Vf
      [_]  [_]  [_]          Circuit mA = mA of a LED (provided the LEDs are all the same)
     +| |- | |  | |
      | |  | |  | | Ground   R = ((Vs of LED1 + VS of LED2 +... ...+ VS of LEDN) - Vf) / If
      | +--+ +--+ +----o
      |    |    |
 o----+


LEDs in parallel

       _    _    _
      | |  | |  | |          Circuit V = Vf of a LED (provided the LEDs are all the same)
      [_]  [_]  [_]          Circuit mA = sum of all mA
     +| |- | |  | |
      | |  | |  | | Ground   R = (Vs-Vf) / (n * If)
      | +--|-+--|-+----o
 V+   |    |    |            where: n = the number of LEDs in the circuit
 o----+----+----+



Lighted DPST Switch wiring (3-pins, two position On/OFF)

     /\
    /__\_____
   [         ]  1 : Vin  - from supply
   [_________]  2 : Vout - to device
    |       |   3 : Ground
    |1__2__3|
     |  |  |
V+   |  |  |  Ground         * The light of the switch is connected to pins 2(+) and 3(-).
o----+  +  +----o              This wiring will make the light turn on when the switch is
        |  |                   turned on.  To make it light when the switch is off, wire
        |  |                   V+ to pin2 and the + line of the device to pin1.
       +|  |-
      __|__|__
     |        |
     | Device |
     |________|




Tips:
- Don't use clear coat on chrome spray paint.
- Don't wire up your CCFL (Cold Cathode lighting) directly on a Rheobus in hopes of dimming the light.  It is possible to do CCFL dimming, but it's more than replacing a fan on a rheobus with a CCFL.

Basic Electronics Links
- Schematic symbols 1 2
- Switch info
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« Reply #4 on: July 10, 2002, 08:21:00 AM »

Use thermal paste with EXTREME caution.  Any little dot left on your finger or around where you are working could make it's way into your newly moded case.  Sure the case will still be moded, but it wont matter if your computer dosen't start.

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« Reply #5 on: July 10, 2002, 10:02:00 AM »

If your playing with electronic equipment and you see this big metal soda can looking things (Capacitors), DON"T TOUCH THEM.  I found out the hardware that they are not fun to play with.  

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« Reply #6 on: July 10, 2002, 10:08:00 AM »

Work in a well ventalated area!

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« Reply #7 on: July 10, 2002, 12:05:00 PM »

u can kill people with capacitors.
personally i use them for zapping flys
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« Reply #8 on: July 10, 2002, 12:10:00 PM »

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Tips:
- Don't use clear coat on chrome spray paint.


Addendum:  DON'T EVER TOUCH CHROME SPRAY PAINT EVEN AFTER 24 HRS!  The paint stays soft for several days and it loves to catch fingerprints.  
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« Reply #9 on: July 10, 2002, 01:00:00 PM »

If you have any questions about vinyl dye.. Merlin has posted a link to almost any question you could think of here :

http://forums.gideontech.com/viewtopic.php?topic=2866&forum=4

And no matter how many times someone thinks its a good idea.. LCD's out of laptops need a controller card that costs more than it's worth :)

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