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New upgrade results in Red HDD LED

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#1 Retro-Cow


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Posted 18 February 2010 - 11:50 PM

Hello all, so today I got around to completely upgrading my previous PC, upgrading:

Motherboard, CPU, HDD, RAM, and upgrading to Windows 7 from XP.

On my old computer, the HDD LED on the case would flicker green when the HDD was in use. Problem is now it flickers red.
From the moment I turned the computer on (even before installing Windows) the light was red. So I am wondering if this is a problem and if so how to repair it.
Everything appears to be running fine so far but I don't want to run into problems in the future. It is a SATA Hard Drive and I've already tried plugging it into each of the 4 SATA ports on my Mobo to no avail.

Thanks in advance.

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Posted 19 February 2010 - 12:55 AM

What color is the power LED on the case?

EDIT: Some LEDs on newer cases are bidirectional. Run current through them one direction, they go red, the other direction, they go green. White lead should go to "-" on the motherboard connector.

Edited by dpunisher, 19 February 2010 - 01:02 AM.

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Posted 19 February 2010 - 04:52 AM

Power LED is green. I also tried switching the polarities for the HDD LED but it is either red or doesn't come on at all.

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