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HDD LED I have 3 plug in on the RDIT card -- however, I don't know which one the HDD LED should be plugged into? There is no explanation on the web as to which I should plug the HDD LED into. Does the HDD LED have to be plugged in? Or is this just for display of when the hard drives are busy as it indictes? One plug on the card is so far away from the plug that the HDD LED lead will not reach and the other two are at the just right ditance. Help

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    were do i plug in POWER LED ; POWER SW; H.D.D. LED



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You are correct, the HDD LED is simply for informational purposes and does not need to be connected. I took a look at the manual for you card (the pictures are pretty bad). It states:

"JP2 - HDD Busy LED Connector"

So are the pin headers labeled? They may have faint white printing near them (or on the back of the card). The one labeled JP2 should be the LED pins.

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