Soldering wires together is a whole lot more reliable, but not evryone is able to solder, so they might want to got the twisting route.
post #201 of 1095
6/8/04 at 7:27pm
Originally Posted by lozza6
well in any case, some lapies, IBM and toshibas have the media keys on the outside, i think thats a nifty little trick, so can play music/skip and change with the lid ****...
as for the off thing, it should be possible, you'd need a second controller, so the whole system stays off, but some small program/chip could run the HDD.. something like an ipod does on its HDD>. you dont need a fully fledged system running to get that working...
HDD and sound card, media keys as its sole inputs, thats it? rest can be off...
that would be cool, have lappy off in backpack... drag a cable out and you got a nice ipod.. just as compact too
Originally Posted by hksscom
I'd be interested to know how to swap the Inspiron 8600's LEDs on the right hinge (eg. swap the Green hard drive light to Red, Battery to Orange, Bluetooth to Blue)
Originally Posted by yichen
dunno if you guys saw this or not, but here's the LED mod for the lights on the right LCD hindge: http://www.wam.umd.edu/~dell/8600LED.JPG