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IDE LED on system

Posted on 2002-06-10
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Does anyone know how to force the IDE LED to light up, even if there is no HDD or CDROM in the system. I can use code in QBasic,C, C++, or Assembly.  

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by:jonnin
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I don't think so. I think that is done through the ribbon cable that goes from Mboard to the drive, so without a drive you can't.  Not 100% sure tho...



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by:Jan Louwerens
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I think it would depend on your motherboard manufacturer and the BIOS it's using as to whether or not it's possible to do. And even if it is possible, it might be motherboard/BIOS specific.
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by:robert_marquardt
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I think the LED is hardwired to the IDE controller.
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no possible solution
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MICS

I am an expert myself in this TA. I rejected your deletion, because the experts here gave an answer to your question. Please accept that "Not possible" IS a valid answer! Please accept one experts comment ans award the points.

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yabelson earned 33 total points
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there is no way to do that.
the led is being lit up as a part of the post,and then by the flat cable attached to the HDD/CDROM.
there is no way that you can do it by software,without logging onto your post,and that is highly NOT RECOMMENDED!!

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Mindphaser - Can you split up the points then. Thanks.
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MICS

I need some more information. How many experts do you want to award?
I will reduce the value of this question and refund the remaining points. You will then be able to accept one expert's commment as an answer and post 'dummy' questions with a title "Points for xxx" and a body "For your help in <URL>".

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by:MICS
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I need to award to 3 people

yabelson
jonnin
jlouwere
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MICS

I reduced the value of the question. Please proceed as mentioned above.

Thanks

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Force accepted

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There will be separate questions for jonnin and jlouwere
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