System LED mounting option using header pins and remote LED for use in the ABS case
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The pic above shows the modification to the PineA64 board , by adding just the male header pins to the board where the system LED is marked out.  You'll notice how I have removed the pins from the header spacer and soldered them directly into the pcb , at the right height of course. The female-male jumper wires have been soldered to the system LED ( I used a 5mm low power 'bright' LED here ) and they may be plugged into the male header pins easily without difficulty.

   

In the pic above I have connected the system LED via jumper cables to my male header pins in preparation for mounting this board in my Radio Shack enclosure.
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(08-28-2016, 01:25 AM)MarkHaysHarris777 Wrote: The pic above shows the modification to the PineA64 board , by adding just the male header pins to the board where the system LED is marked out.  You'll notice how I have removed the pins from the header spacer and soldered them directly into the pcb , at the right height of course. The female-male jumper wires have been soldered to the system LED ( I used a 5mm low power 'bright' LED here ) and they may be plugged into the male header pins easily without difficulty.



In the pic above I have connected the system LED via jumper cables to my male header pins in preparation for mounting this board in my Radio Shack enclosure.

Excellent. I was about to say 'I hope you have sunglasses handy' when I saw your mention of 'bright'... then realised you meant a standard 5mm diffused led... and a nice white one at that. The water-clear ones are the bright ones... and are usually annoying bright... why manufacturers thought they were a good idea as indicators I will never know... they are only good for lighting your room at night when you don't want it to be... and trying to blind you from the opposite end of the room if you happen to be sitting in line with them! No wonder there are several products on the market (a 'diffuser' sticker) that lets you tame them down! And if you happen to be doing DIY stuff and one to diffuse a water-clear one... sandpaper fixes that problem!  Big Grin
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