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hey there!

i'm also in a process of doing a quicksilver conversion.
unfortunately the images in this thread don't show up for me.

does anyone know what's up with that?

thanks!
 
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TYVM!! This old thread still comes in handy, worked like a charm! I was worried something wouldn't work as some of the resistors flew off when my screwdriver slipped scraping off the chip on the board. all is well!
 
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Yes, if you want power switch you have to do a bit of soldering. That's because there is no direct connection on the cable to the positive (+) side of S1 (the switch on the board) - so you must solder a wire to there as a minimum. To be honest, this switch is a bit of a pain and it may be easier just to do a full hot wire to it ( I mean soldering wires directly to what you need on the board and forget about the ribbon cable).
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Hi minihack, I need a little help please. My led diode (on the power button) is on all the time as soon as I plug the PC into electricity. I followed your guide, but must have made a mistake along the way. When I unplug the wire connected to PIN 8 (LED negative) the LED is still on.
 
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If you still have the LED illuminated when that wire is disconnected then it must be getting a ground ( zero volt return) signal from somewhere else - so you need to scrape away PCB connections adjacent to the negative leg of the LED until it is ONLY accessible via your wire.
 
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i soldered the cables direct to the switch an LED and what should i say? Didn't work. After one shutdown with osx i can't start again by push the button. so i desoldered all chips that where on the board. now it worked like charm. A dumb solution but it works.
 
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Just here to confirm that this guide worked very well for me!
 
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