On the HD LEDs there are Pos & Neg. you may have them switched .
Robert, thanks for the speedy reply.
I checked the polarity for the LED and its correct.
I am not sure about you board but most have a AUX. place to hook up a led try that one and see??
Robert, the board has an AUX for the power LED.
From reading the manual, the skull logo on the board has eyes that are supposed to blink with HDD usage alsol (can be disabled via BIOS). These do not blink as well, so I'm wondering if its a board issue or a BIOS setting. I've looked in the BIOS but i'm not seeing any aoptions to disable the HDD led.