Tape over Flash HDD Light?

Discussion in 'Windows 10' started by Nongshim, Jun 14, 2017.

  1. Nongshim

    Nongshim Guest

    While using my all in one pc, especially with Win10, it tends to access the disk alot which makes the light shine, which is VERY bright when the screen is off. Is it safe to cover it with electrical tape so it doesn't shine all night long?
     
  2. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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    Disconnect the HDD LED cable.
     
  3. Nongshim

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    I can not as this is an all in one pc, and I'm not going to tear it apart. Just wondering if the tape is safe to use on the pc?
     
  4. mxman2k

    mxman2k MDL Developer

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    yes tape is safe to put over the led as no heat is generated from it.

    I have put tape over my monitor led as if i forget to turn it off when the pc is off, the standby flashing, lights up the room!
     
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  6. nickl02

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    It doesn't move nor generate heat so it is safe to cover with tape.
     
  7. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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    I once had to put tape over my wife to be's eyes, otherwise she would have seen me and never gone along marry-ing me :D
     
  8. GOD666

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    :roll1: Don't let your wife see this post :p
     
  9. Enthousiast

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    I have no secrets ;):D:D
     
  10. John Sutherland

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    @ Nongshim - Are you sure you're not running Windows Vista? :biggrin: I remember seeing constant disk activity for no apparent reason using Vista.
     
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  11. RobertJ

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    Of course it's safe and I've used tape to cover irritating lights on lots of PCs and peripherals. Why would you think simply covering a light or sticking a piece of tape to the outside of a PC would be harmful in any way?
     
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  13. Joe C

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    #13 Joe C, Jun 17, 2017
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    I have personally found that using a paper hole punch, double stick tape and a plastic opaque milk jug work well to make small round covers for bright LED lights. They are still visible but no longer very bright.
    Cut out a 2"x3" smooth flat area of the opaque milk jug, then use one side of the double sided tape and adhere that to the 2"x3" piece of milk jug. Use the paper hole punch to make the round covers and when ready to use, peel off the other side of the double stick tape and slap it over the LED opening.. as like on a pc case, router, modem or whatever is annoying you
     
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  14. GlennChugg

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    The best choice I found to cover lights is Blu-tack, you only need a tiny piece and it sticks on it's own, plus can be as big/small/thick as you need. To remove it again just grab a bigger clump of blu-tack and dab at it. it will come straight off without residue being left behind. you can also scratch it slightly to let enough light through to see if it's on while cutting most of the light out - if you prefer.
     
  15. endbase

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    Just disconnect the hdd light cable on the mother board ;)
     
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  16. pvdven777

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    So I deduct your wife is also not too 'hot' then, but how did you get her to not move :mml:
    (sorry, couldn't resist a silly remark)

    On a (slightly more) serious note. LED's do obviously generate some heat, however this is negligible.
     
  17. Mitolo

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    so you came out of the closet :eek: ... j/k
     
  18. MrMagic

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    PM me your bank details ;)
     
  19. Enthousiast

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    I'll do, you have to deposit, no withdraws possible :D
     
  20. MrMagic

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    Touché :D