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    blinking power LED

    I can't seem to get my power LED to stop blinking. I'm running an epia MII12000 with an opus 150Watt, radeon 9200SE pci, 512 ram, 120 gig hard drive, sB audigy NX2. I'm just hooking up an LED power button (i've only hooked up the LED so far) and I can't get it to stop blinking. The manual says it blinks when its in S1 or S3 power modes but not when it is powered on.... any ideas?

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    You sure you didn't plug it into the HD LED out? I have no idea why the power LED signal would be blinking, besides faulty hardware.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mushin
    You sure you didn't plug it into the HD LED out? I have no idea why the power LED signal would be blinking, besides faulty hardware.
    i'm sure it's in the right spot... and as for faulty hardware I dunno. everything seems to work fine

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    anybody?

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    I doubt anybody knows. If everything else is fine, how about the Gordian knot solution. Do you need the power LED? And if you do, why not power it off another 5V line (though you'll lose the blinking in sleep modes)?

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    maybe power it up off a 5v line and make sure it isnt a blinking led...you never know!
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    Quote Originally Posted by gospeed.racer
    maybe power it up off a 5v line and make sure it isnt a blinking led...you never know!
    well now its a 30 doller piece of junk... the 5v line idea didn't work out... time to order another fancy button

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    Quote Originally Posted by tunnel vision
    well now its a 30 doller piece of junk... the 5v line idea didn't work out... time to order another fancy button
    D'oh! Most LEDs want 1.5V - 3V. At 5V, you need to use a resistor inline with it. I'm sorry our suggestions to use the 5V line led you to kill your button

    BTW, what button are you using?? The fanciest power button I know of is the Bulgin illuminated vandel-resistant switch (http://www.bulgin.co.uk/HTMLDocs/new...lSwitches.html), but even that can be had for less than $20...

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    I have a cheap but nice looking switch installed that lights up when turned on. Below is my power LED.
    You should do the same, even if your power LED is blinking. Just make it separate.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mushin
    D'oh! Most LEDs want 1.5V - 3V. At 5V, you need to use a resistor inline with it. I'm sorry our suggestions to use the 5V line led you to kill your button

    BTW, what button are you using?? The fanciest power button I know of is the Bulgin illuminated vandel-resistant switch (http://www.bulgin.co.uk/HTMLDocs/new...lSwitches.html), but even that can be had for less than $20...
    thats the one.... however after shipping to canada its closer to 40

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