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    Power LED on Enermax Venus chassis

    I bought one of these a while back, to have my 'client' (i.e. girlfriend) see if it was ok, she thought it was fine, so all good. Bought bits to put in it, all works fine, but there is a small issue...

    Around the power button there is a plastic ring which is supposed to light up. I've identified the 2 pin connector coming out of it (black and red wires), and also on the bundled PSU there is a 2 pin connector (albeit in a 3 pin housing). These are black and white. So I thought, black to black (I'm no electrician, just read instructions, but it simply said 'plug into the 2 pin connector from the PSU, with an unhelpful diagram of a molex that had a 2 pin coming out of it - not the same as what the PSU has). That did nothing though, so switched them round, still did nothing. Not sure what to do.

    I reckon since it's just an LED, I could run them off a molex if I got a pin plug in connector (I've got about 50,000 molexes left over in the case... possibly small exaggeration ), but I don't want to 'blow' the LED (if that's possible), so would rather seek advice, as the 2 pin from the PSU doesn't seem to do anything no matter how I put it in. Another possibility is that the wiring on the front panel is defective, but without any electrical tools it's impossible for me to speculate.

    So yea, quite a specific problem, thought I'd post here since I bought if off you guys and you know your stuff .

    (just to note: it's not the same power LED that plugs onto the motherboard, it's actually a blue ring that it says in the manual you plug straight to the power supply... but again, the manual wasn't amazing, so I may be wrong)

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    Connect it to the HDD act light-gotta love big brightness flashing at random intervals...

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    at least that would rule out led broken / faulty wiring on the front panel

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    Have you connected ot to the motherboard the correct way round sometimes this can be confusing, the LEDS are usually powered from the Power Switch connection and if wrong way round it will still turn the power on the PC but the LED wont light.
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    Looks like it connects to another connector which then terminates to a molex connector according to the blurry pics on the Enermax website

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    Found the connector lying around, girlfriend must have took it out the box all sorted now!

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    Glad you sorted it out

    My Lian Li has 2 blue strips on the front that no longer illuminate and I've had a few attempts at getting them working but seems to be a real bitch to diagnose so I know how frustrating these things can be.

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