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resolved the problem ?works 100% ?or after some time the problem back again ?
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resolved the problem ?
Dint you see the pic's in the first post i have posted with the problem resolved ??

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works 100% ? or after some time the problem back again ?
thanks,good job
Yes it works 100%. No one could make the difference and it lasted until now with out a hitch and hope it will go on. If you are planning to do this , then please make use of high grade LED's.

I'am glad u liked the guide..
    
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Dint you see the pic's in the first post i have posted with the problem resolved ??



Yes it works 100%. No one could make the difference and it lasted until now with out a hitch and hope it will go on. If you are planning to do this , then please make use of high grade LED's.

I'am glad u liked the guide..
Its my second rma pod , my second pod backligh is not anything good, blinking, I'll change the LEDs to see if it solves.
I'll post the result here soon.
thanks
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Its my second rma pod , my second pod backligh is not anything good, blinking, I'll change the LEDs to see if it solves.
I'll post the result here soon.
thanks
Its sad to know that your second pod also has the same issue. Its a SHAME for logitech that they have used some crappy quality LED's on the POD.
Anyways, you can definitely fix the issue, by the same method.

Ok Good Luck !!
    
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Its sad to know that your second pod also has the same issue. Its a SHAME for logitech that they have used some crappy quality LED's on the POD.
Anyways, you can definitely fix the issue, by the same method.

Ok Good Luck !!
I thought the problem was manufacturing something in the circuit or controller chip. the problem is exactly the LED, such a simple thing. a shame for logitech
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So my LED's died literally 5 minutes ago, and while im not so worried about those (don't mind it being not lit that much to be honest), I'm worried if this is a lead-in to other issues with the speakers. I just bought them used 3 weeks ago...
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So my LED's died literally 5 minutes ago, and while im not so worried about those (don't mind it being not lit that much to be honest), I'm worried if this is a lead-in to other issues with the speakers. I just bought them used 3 weeks ago...
No it will not lead in to other problems at all. The only problem you fill face is that , once the LED's are completely dead, then its real difficult to figure out the
characters on the screen. But you really dont have to worry about it as its just the LED's and nothing else as far as your case is concerned.
    
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Hey guys

Great post. I attempted to do this with my old POD (they died about a week ago after about a year of getting duller and duller). Unfortunately, seems like theres bigger issues with mine as theres no power to the LED's at all (i guess the LED controller transistor is dead)

Anywho, i want to share my little saga with you. rather than repost the whole lot, i'll link you to the post i made on overclockers australia (if it allowed, sorry if its not mods, just remove it if its not ok)

But basically, i emailed logitech, asking them where i could buy a new pod (gave them my z5500's model ids and such) as i couldn't source a new one in australia. They sent me an email asking me for my postage details and contact phone no. and they'll forward it to logitech australia and they'll see what they could do (again, i asked them where i could buy one, and even asked them in my second email with my details, to give me a price first). Next day (on the 7th july) i get an email stating a new pod had been sent, and please allow 1 to 2 weeks delivery (no mention of cost/billing/etc)

I arrived home today to a big parcel post package, sure enough it was a brown box containing a new pod !! brand new, with no invoice or anything.....logitech just gave me a new one (they even copped the postage).

The thread i linked has more info and pics, also some other ppl have tried emailing them, one bloke got a response basically saying they'll send a new one for $10 USD, which i can only guess is the cost of postage. Even so, thats still a bloody awesome price for a new pod

so yeah, just thought i'd share (best part is, ive not got 2 pods, so....maybe i should see if someones trying to flog a podless system somewhere for cheap ... lol)
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Thank you for this guide!
I didn't have smd led's, so i tried another mod.

total cost ~2€

open the case with great care, as written above.
find the two soldering spots, GND and PIN4 (+3V)
Solder a short wire to these pins, they will be your power supply




Carve a little hole in the side and glue two blue led's (3mm) in the small cuts.
solder the circuit as listed below, the led's are in paralell mode !

dont forget to use some isolator, or you may make a short circuit while assembling the whole thing together





the two led's shine directly into the LCD Light reflectors, so they are very bright and good to read!

i suggets using blue / white leds's, because they make a better contrast than green/reds. be sure to use 3mm leds, 5mm are to thick!

Edited by Drakeen - 8/3/10 at 11:22am
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