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Hello!

Im interested in modding, and i wanted to start with something that (i believe) should not be very hard.

i would like to change all the leds from my peripherals to blue.

these are the tings i would like to change:

an external hard drive


Leds on my keyboard:


Leds on my optical unit:


and maybe the leds on my modem:

(ill probably paint it aswell)


So, is this hard to do? im new around and i dont have a clue, but i think it should not be that hard.

any guide?
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Umm changing those is going to be next to impossible...

You're must better off just adding LED's to what/where you want
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Umm changing those is going to be next to impossible...

You're must better off just adding LED's to what/where you want
really? wow, i thought it would be easy....

i just wanted to add the leds to make every light blue, instead of having multicolor leds.... but if its next to impossible, ill think in something else to get started into modding...

thanks anyways
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really? wow, i thought it would be easy....

i just wanted to add the leds to make every light blue, instead of having multicolor leds.... but if its next to impossible, ill think in something else to get started into modding...
Let me rephrase:

You're going to need to know exactly what LEDs were used in the items before, and to replace them exactly how they were before hand. Changing them in that keyboard might not be that hard, but getting the right kind most likely will be.
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post #5 of 16
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Originally Posted by AMD+nVidia View Post
Let me rephrase:

You're going to need to know exactly what LEDs were used in the items before, and to replace them exactly how they were before hand. Changing them in that keyboard might not be that hard, but getting the right kind most likely will be.
I see...

ill try to find out what leds where used, but ill let this aside for now. Thanks anyways.

any recomendation on where should i start modding?
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post #6 of 16
If you know what specs the LEDs are its a matter of unsoldering them and putting new ones in, the issue lies with, different colors take different voltages which means you'd need to change some resistors and/or add some resistors, different LEDs take different currents, so you might pull too much power and wreck something, and you'd need to figure out what size so that it actually fits back together.

Adding misc lights around your case and stuff like that is easy because your not trying to copy other designs, you can just do however you want and worst case trial and error.
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Originally Posted by BreakDown View Post
I see...

ill try to find out what leds where used, but ill let this aside for now. Thanks anyways.

any recomendation on where should i start modding?
Drill holes and wire random LED's!

There's no "best place" it's whatever you feel and want
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post #9 of 16
Well, if you can pull it apart, & find if there's any resistors or anything already in there, & know how many volts are being supplied to the device, you could just do the math backwards to figure out what led to spec. Or just use a voltmeter....?
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post #10 of 16
Quote:
Originally Posted by AMD+nVidia View Post
Let me rephrase:

You're going to need to know exactly what LEDs were used in the items before, and to replace them exactly how they were before hand. Changing them in that keyboard might not be that hard, but getting the right kind most likely will be.
Yep, you would need to know the exact LEDs that were used originally. So you could be ones with the proper voltage.
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