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calebcc
27-11-2008, 02:05 PM
whilst taking my PC to my other house my two 30cm cold cathode lights broke.

the top one only lights up half way and the bottom one lights up about a quarter.


i cracked open my case and unplugged the top one and then the bottom one lit up a bit more. so i gave the bottom light a light tap and now both of them wont work.


now my question is how easily do CC tubes break? is it more likely that the inverter is broken or were the tubes broken and i simply sealed the deal by tapping the bottom light?

pctek
27-11-2008, 02:28 PM
They are way too fragile. Use other types of case lighting instead.

calebcc
27-11-2008, 03:39 PM
so it is likely that the actual cathodes broke and not the inverter?


what other type of case lighting is there avaliable?

memphis
27-11-2008, 05:21 PM
QUOTE;calebcc;what other type of case lighting is there avaliable?

Some examples::)

ANTEC TRICOOL 120MM LED

OCNZ 80MM BLUE UV FAN. 2000RPM, 24.55CFM, 24DBA.

VANTEC 80MM UVLED FAN - COMBINE UV AND LED EFFECT, BLUE COLOUR

OCNZ 120MM BLUE LED FAN. 2000RPM, 70.16CFM, 34.6DBA.

VANTEC SLOT PROTECTOR KIT - UV

VIZO 90 DEGREE SATA CABLE, 60CM LONG, UV REACTIVE

VANTEC CABLE SLEEVING KIT UV REACTIVE

OCNZ LAZER LED SPOT LIGHT

OCNZ LAZER LED SPOT LIGHT - UV REACTIVE

OCNZ SOUND SENSITIVE EL CABLE LIGHTING KIT:thumbs:
:D

calebcc
27-11-2008, 06:15 PM
all of these case lighting above are not what im looking for, i want something similar to cathodes but less fragile eg. 2 30cm tubes that light up, im not looking for UV reactive stuff or fan lighting i need some tube lighting.

thanks for the help so far though :)

calebcc
29-11-2008, 12:36 AM
any alternatives to cathodes that are similar but reliable?

pctek
29-11-2008, 07:27 AM
The only other thing are these:
http://www.overclockers.co.nz/product/casemod/light/light.shtml

6OCNZ Blue Liquid Neon (Plasma) Kit

Still a bit fragile.
This is long and lit up, worth a look:
OCNZ Sound Sensitive EL Cable Lighting Kit, Blue

calebcc
29-11-2008, 09:39 PM
i think ill just buy another set of cathodes and be a bit more careful with them :P thanks for the advice guys.