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by woox
Tue Jul 15, 2008 4:57 pm
Forum: Technical Questions and Answers
Topic: 3 prong power cable pinout
Replies: 12
Views: 6895

Thanks, also I am taking apart a PC speaker for repair as its power prong was cut off and lost a while ago so I am trying to figure out what is "hot" and "neutral" I checked to see where it soldered into and one went into AC1 and other to AC2, I cant use a multimeter to actually see which one is hot...
by woox
Tue Jul 15, 2008 4:49 pm
Forum: Technical Questions and Answers
Topic: 3 prong power cable pinout
Replies: 12
Views: 6895

3 prong power cable pinout

hey guys realll simple question can anyone tell me the pinout for a 3 prong power cable? like what is + and -, I know the bottom one is ground

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by woox
Sun Jul 13, 2008 11:52 am
Forum: Technical Questions and Answers
Topic: How to solder 12/14 guage wire?
Replies: 8
Views: 2674

How to solder 12/14 guage wire?

Can anyone tell me the best way to solder 12/14 gauge wires? I am having a real hard time tinning them versus smaller wires...the solder just wont tin it properly, I even bought a fresh new iron tip but no cigar. I can tin smaller wires just fine its just these real thick (12/14 guage) wires that ar...
by woox
Sat Jul 12, 2008 6:52 pm
Forum: Technical Questions and Answers
Topic: LED Resistor HELP!
Replies: 14
Views: 3114

timmeh87 wrote:Technically if you put two LEDS in parallel like that, only the one with the lower voltage will light up. Two identical LEDs usually work, but in general each parallel string of LEDS should have its own resistor.
they are same leds :D
by woox
Wed Jul 09, 2008 7:56 pm
Forum: Technical Questions and Answers
Topic: LED Resistor HELP!
Replies: 14
Views: 3114

Hi can anyone confirm if this is the proper conenction to make for 2 LED's?

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by woox
Wed Jul 09, 2008 1:43 pm
Forum: Technical Questions and Answers
Topic: Where to ground inside ?
Replies: 5
Views: 1603

Its the bottom right area (where the power comes in from):
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by woox
Tue Jul 08, 2008 9:04 pm
Forum: Technical Questions and Answers
Topic: Where to ground inside ?
Replies: 5
Views: 1603

no its the power source..the incoming (3 prong) power 1 ground wire should best go where from that?
by woox
Tue Jul 08, 2008 10:46 am
Forum: Case Construction
Topic: How to make a laptop hinge (screw?)
Replies: 22
Views: 12549

Wouldnt the locking washer eat the plastic?

And would this be the order if I use that:

NAIL > HINGE > TOOTHED WASHER (OR NORMAL WASHER) > HINGE > LOCKING NUT
by woox
Mon Jul 07, 2008 3:13 pm
Forum: Case Construction
Topic: How to make a laptop hinge (screw?)
Replies: 22
Views: 12549

I just came across ben wii laptop and saw this: http://www.blogsmithmedia.com/www.engadget.com/media/2007/02/washer_engadget_howto.jpg To I need that toothed lock washer? what does that do? And basically I need to just do this right? http://www.blogsmithmedia.com/www.engadget.com/media/2007/02/cross...
by woox
Mon Jul 07, 2008 1:03 pm
Forum: Case Construction
Topic: How to make a laptop hinge (screw?)
Replies: 22
Views: 12549

How to make a laptop hinge (screw?)

Hi I am trying to figure out how Ben or what parts did ben use to make the latch for his 360 laptop: http://www.blogsmithmedia.com/www.engadget.com/media/2007/05/hinge_engadget_howto.jpg I got the actual hinges stuff made, I am just trying to figure out the screws and washer he used so he made the l...
by woox
Sun Jul 06, 2008 12:41 pm
Forum: Technical Questions and Answers
Topic: Does watercooling generate heat?
Replies: 9
Views: 3002

Does watercooling generate heat?

I have about 3 PC's in my small office which are all currently fan cooled...one of them is a gaming rig, but the other two are plain office ones,but all three combined obviously generate a lot of heat in my small office/room making to room feel like a sauna. If I water cool all the computers, will t...
by woox
Sun Jul 06, 2008 12:17 pm
Forum: Technical Questions and Answers
Topic: Where to ground inside ?
Replies: 5
Views: 1603

Where to ground inside ?

I am wokring on my laptop and I was wondering for internal power supply where do I screw in the ground wire? Should I screw it into the metal frame of the mother board it self? or do I screw it into the acrylic case/

Where is it supposed to go?
by woox
Fri Jul 04, 2008 11:27 am
Forum: Technical Questions and Answers
Topic: 5 pin USB pinout?
Replies: 2
Views: 1105

5 pin USB pinout?

I took apart a portable keyboard today and found that the USB (normal) cable instead of having 4 wire pinouts, it had 5? WfF? I though USB 2.0 had only 4 pinouts, what is the 5th for?
by woox
Wed Jul 02, 2008 2:01 pm
Forum: Technical Questions and Answers
Topic: Help power a USB hub!
Replies: 0
Views: 692

Help power a USB hub!

Ok I am trying to install a USB hub on my 40gb PS3 (internally) Here is the problem, the hub is powered via mini USB cable to a normal USB. I solder the connections on the PS3's USB plate, and just connect them to the mini USB wire which connects to the USB HUB. However it seems that there is not en...
by woox
Mon Jun 30, 2008 8:32 pm
Forum: Technical Questions and Answers
Topic: LED Resistor HELP!
Replies: 14
Views: 3114

nitro2k01 wrote:If you have two 300 ohm resistors, you could connect them in parallel, which is the equivalent of a 150 ohm resistor. That's almost right at least. The LED won't shine with maximum power, but it will shine.
Can you show me how I can do this with 2 leds? (A pic or something would be nice!)

thnx