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    Easy way to disable LEDs on fans?

    What's the best and quickest way to disable the LEDs on fans? (apart from buying some more non LED ones!) I have a couple on my rig and they're so bright they look like Blackpool Illuminations at night.

    Cheers, Roo

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    Re: Easy way to disable LEDs on fans?

    I can think of a few ways of permenantly disabling them. Cut it's wire is what i'm thinking.

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    Re: Easy way to disable LEDs on fans?

    Lol yes that's what i was thinking too..just wondered if there was a more sophisticated approach..cheers, Roo

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    Re: Easy way to disable LEDs on fans?

    I can only think less sophisticated than that

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    Re: Easy way to disable LEDs on fans?

    A very small hammer to break the LED's?

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    Re: Easy way to disable LEDs on fans?

    Strip it down and individually take them off by warming the joints with a soldering iron then out it back together.

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    Re: Easy way to disable LEDs on fans?

    Hehe thanks all..looks like i'm gonna get the sharp knife out.

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    Re: Easy way to disable LEDs on fans?

    Just short them, put a piece of wire conneting their two wires, the light wont go on and the circuit wont be broken.

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    Re: Easy way to disable LEDs on fans?

    Quote Originally Posted by DataMatrix View Post
    Just short them, put a piece of wire conneting their two wires, the light wont go on and the circuit wont be broken.

    Sounds like a good idea Datamatrix..thanks

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    Re: Easy way to disable LEDs on fans?

    Only short them if you know for sure theres a resistor in the circuit, otherwise something will go pop

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    Re: Easy way to disable LEDs on fans?

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