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greyrabbit

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hi rebuilding an old predator 1 but am wondering what the small blue box in front bay is for it has AC/DC plug s, any help would be good . Thanks, OK found out what it is
 
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greyrabbit

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OK found out what it is , just cant get front alien head to light any ideas ?
 

Andrew_J994

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hi rebuilding an old predator 1 but am wondering what the small blue box in front bay is for it has AC/DC plug s, any help would be good . Thanks, OK found out what it is
The blue box is not a sound module if thats what your'e wondering its a ac converter for the cool cathode neon tubes it converts power from the PSU to power the lights can use i have the same thing in mine and make sure all the cables leading to it are plugged in
 

Andrew_J994

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OK found out what it is , just cant get front alien head to light any ideas ?
Hi if your still having trouble with your alien head light, there should be either a red or black wire (been awhile since ive been in my machine(i have the same case)) leading from the blue box up through where the door hinges are make sure that your wire is connected to the converter and the head( you may have to disassemble your door panel to access the connection.) If the connections are there and the light is dead then so is my post. hope this helps if you are reading.
 

greyrabbit

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Thanks I did dismantle the door and the wire had broken so replaced and now up and running, thanks.
 

Chasm

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I don't see a light source/LED to the front alien-head on my Predator I case; assuming mine is a Predator I. Here's some first few photos:

Alienware Aurora Predator I Case.jpg
 

Roy Hibbs

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Yes that looks like a predator one case so if you don't see any light then your leds have burnt out or you have a bad wire some where
 

Chasm

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Good to know. It's just the case, only. I haven't put in a MB, components, or power to it, yet. Hopefully, LEDs will work, then
 

Roy Hibbs

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If they don't let me know ok cause I have them out of a predator 1 ok and do you have the mobo and everything cause I have an alienware Intel core 2 quad on an sli 680I board and 8 gig of ocz gold series 1066 ddr2 ram and a water cooler for the cpu
 

Chasm

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The previous owner gave me the "original" motherboard; and it may be, but I'll not be using it, being so outdated.
 

Roy Hibbs

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That's cool if you need anything or any help please feel free to ask I have a bachelors in IT and have been building repairing and upgrading buying and selling computers for over 20 yrs ok so if you need some advice or a tip I'm here for you ok
 

jayhernandez7

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I love the photos and color of the case. The carbon fiber vinyl makes it look like your case has a hairdo.
 
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