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    Is there an easy way to dim the LEDs on the front of my computer case?

    I don't want to disable them just dim them. When the lights are of they light up the room.

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    Marc

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    I would try covering them with a piece of dark colored material.

    I know that pieces of foam work well...
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    There is almost certainly no user access to the motherboard or BIOS resources that you need to modify - if you could, you might use a PWM (pulse width modulator) approach which would dim them according to the duty cycle of the modulator, but I have never seen a motherboard give that degree of access.

    A relatively simple hardware mod would to insert a 4k7Ω resistor in series with the LED's (I'm guessing at 4k7: you would need to experiment to find the correct value that generates an acceptable level of illumination). That isn't so hard, but does require basic soldering skills and a steady hand depending on the connection profiles of your front panel led's. With any hardware modification, you would almost certainly invalidate any warranty on the machine.

    Alternatively, use the sticky foam type approach suggested by Banyarola: with care you could find a suitable material that would not ruin the look of the case and at the same time be completely reversible with no implication to any warranty.

    Personally, I would go with the sticky foam approach every time.

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    Something like this sounds ideal to cover up the LEDs but still allow some visibility

    http://www.amazon.com/Cowboystudio-C...pd_sim_sbs_t_8

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    What kind of computer is this that has such bright lights?
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    Or, open the case and disconnect the leads to the LEDs?
    Chuck

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doc Brown View Post
    Or, open the case and disconnect the leads to the LEDs?
    He doesn't want to disable them just dim them.

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