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And I'm stoked!

I bought it from qtan's store, and i'm getting really antsy. my G15 is feeling more and more painful to type on the longer i wait T^T

Query: Has anyone changed out LED lights on a mechanical KB that looks like this:




Here's a pic of the soldering

The Noppoo Choc Mini is a plate-mounted KB if that helps. I really want to change the blue LEDs to Red and have a green one for the switch lock or something.

I'll probably do a quick and dirty review of the Noppoo Choc Mini, when i get it, as an excuse to type on it ^-^
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Wonder why noppoo decided to mount the switches upside down
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This KB does have some...quirks to it. However, i hear that they aren't really much of a detriment to the KB, though.
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congrats on your purchase! I have a choc mini myself and am loving every bit of it lollol. I won't go near any keyboard that is larger than it now. it's just so... small.. and compact. heehee.

unfortunately I haven't had any experience with modding so won't be able to help you with switching out the LEDs..
    
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Well hopefully it's nothing more than desoldering the old and resoldering the new. there are only 5 snaps that i need to undo to take it apart, i was just hpoing someone else did it already and listen to their experiences
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Wonder why noppoo decided to mount the switches upside down
Almost all manufacturers do that for some reason.
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