Cold Cathode Hard Drive indicator
Posted on 2006-06-01
This is more along the lines of a mod, but if I can get it done it would be awesome.
I want to use a cold cathode tube to act as my hard drive indicator light. In trying to come up with the way to do it, I have figured out the following:
1. the power source from the Hard drive Inicator pins on the mb is not strong enough to turn on the light.
2. the cold cathode has a power switch, and I am trying to figure out if I take the two wires from the power switch and connect them to the HD indicator pins on my pc, would it fry my motherboard, or woould it complete the circuit when the signal comes that there is hard drive activity.
3. I realize that power is coming out of the Indicator pins on the mb, but would power from the cold cathode be passing through my mainboard if I connected light switch to the indicator pins.
If I am thinking of this wrong, let me know, and if anyone has suggestions, (that won't fry my pc!!) feel free to comment.