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    The second one will definitely work. For it to light up, you have to supply it with 3 volts of power. The first one may work but I couldn't tell if it was momentary contact or not.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bugbyte View Post
    The second one will definitely work. For it to light up, you have to supply it with 3 volts of power. The first one may work but I couldn't tell if it was momentary contact or not.
    Thanks Bugbyte. The second one will match my MacMini environment as well. For the "light", as original MacMini power button has a light in it, so simply using a y-adapter will do the job? Cheers!!!

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    IF the voltage requirement for the two lights is the same, I'd say, yes that you could do that. The other option is to simply use an LM317 linear regulator from Radio Shack and supply your own power. It'll cost you a total of about $6 bucks for the regulator and the resistors.
    http://www.radioshack.com/product/in...entPage=search
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    Quote Originally Posted by MacUsers View Post
    Thanks Bugbyte. The second one will match my MacMini environment as well. For the "light", as original MacMini power button has a light in it, so simply using a y-adapter will do the job? Cheers!!!
    What MacMini power button comes with a light? I had some switches like the ones in the second link before. I think i ran them off the p1900 p5v output with no problem.

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    Uh, yeah, that's what I meant! I think the iBook has the button light. The Mac Mini has the LED. Maybe you could power it from that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by onepuff View Post
    What MacMini power button comes with a light?
    It isn't? I think I saw a warm green'ish light when it's on. I'm gonna check in a min.........

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    I was wrong; doesn't look like Off/On button is illuminated. I also see that there is only two wire attached at the back of the button. So, am I in trouble if I wanna use an illuminated one? I'm not using p1900/p5v as the Mini in my kitchen, in stead of car. Cheers!!!

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    Look at the power LED. You can probably power the button's LED light by tapping into that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bugbyte View Post
    Look at the power LED. You can probably power the button's LED light by tapping into that.
    You mean the LED in the front (below the optical drive slot) and making a connection from there to the button for the LED? Cheers!!!

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    Yep, that's the one I mean.
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