View Full Version : How do you install the blue light for the Cube?

King Cobra
Jul 20, 2004, 01:43 PM
Following up from this thread: http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=70530

I recently got the $15 fan with blue lighting in it. But the kit came with zero installation directions whatsoever. That does not go down well in my book. I did a search on MacRumors and a general WWW search engine, to no avail. So how the hell do you install it? Hector, if you're reading this, how did you install it?

Jul 20, 2004, 02:14 PM
Happy birthday. (http://www.cubeowner.com/projectbluecube/index.html)

Well, I hope its the right link, if not then happy birthday anyway.

Jul 20, 2004, 02:19 PM
it's a bit tricky but not as hard as it looks you can get away with only useing 2 screws installing it from the optical drive side


the fan annoyed me at 12v so i reduced it to 7v by soldering the connectors between a yellow and red on a molex y connector that sits between my optical drive and my hard drive.

Jul 20, 2004, 02:21 PM
Happy birthday. (http://www.cubeowner.com/projectbluecube/index.html)

Well, I hope its the right link, if not then happy birthday anyway.

not quite but still some good pictures of the inside of a cube

ps king cobra pm me or shoot a question over ichat if you have any cube related questions

Jul 20, 2004, 02:34 PM
you'll get all the expert advice you need if you head on over to

there's a FAQ and a great community forums.

There are several ways to tap the voltage that you need, and you can get ideas for more cube case mods by browsing their casemod gallery (http://cubeowner.com/gallery/casemods). Mine is the backlit apple.

King Cobra
Jul 20, 2004, 08:21 PM
Man. I hate it when companies don't provide directions for their products, much less, crap directions.

It's working now, though. I had to get some help, obviously.