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Installing Cold Cathode Flourescent Lights (CCFLs)

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Intro and Powering Down the Computer
Power Down the Computer

Power Down the Computer

Mark Kyrnin
Difficulty: Simple to Complex (see below)
Time Required: 10-60 Minutes
Tools Needed: Philips Screwdriver, Tape Measure, Scissors and Metal Cutting Tools (Optional)

This guide was developed to instruct users on some of the methods for properly installing cold cathode fluorescent lights (CCFL) into a desktop computer case. The method for installing these may very depending upon the manufacturer and style of light tubes installed, but those presented here tend to be a very common method. Be sure to read any instructions provided by the manufacturer of the light kits for any possible variations in the installation method.

Before beginning the installation at all, it is necessary to power down the computer. To safely do this, shut down the computer from the operating system. Once the computer has powered down, flip the power switch on the back of the computer to remove active power to the internal components. As an additional safety precaution, remove the power cord from the back of the power supply.

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