I am trying to hook up a trimode light for my IBM miniPCI 10/100 eithernet/modem. I wanted it to have like green for eithernet, red for the modem and orange for both. The LED has 3 prongs. The center one a common ground. I can hook up the eithernet side fine. It works. The only place I could find a modem light connection was the one the connector that goes to the original LED for the original modem (it works with the miniPCI though. Anyway, it seems to have stray current going through it at all times. When I hook it up to the tri-mode led, the light comes on all the time even if the modem is not in use.
I took readings from the ohm meter I have:
I didnt get a reading when the modem was on because my batteries in the keyboard were dead and havent gotten new ones.
I know next to nothing when it comes to electronics. My question is how do I get rid of the stray voltage? I was thinking a resistor but Im not sure if that would be correct or even if it was, which one to get. I hope someone could help me on this.