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#1 sinister slipknot

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Posted 02 July 2006 - 10:55 AM

From what I know there isnít a tutorial yet, so I thought Iíd make one of how I did mine.

Things needed:

A small flat screwdriver
a small Phillips screwdriver
Solder, soldering iron
2 different coloured 0603 SMT leds


Ok, first thing. Get your play and charge kit and the small flat screwdriver and put it in the middle of the front of the charging plug.


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As you can see by my pic if you put the screwdriver near the sides it'll just ruin the plastic than open the case.

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After you've got the cover off you'll need to remove the two screws to get the PCB out.

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Once you've undone the screws, flip the board and to get the light defuser off. There are a few ways you can get the plastic out of the holes (the plastic is actually too big to go through the holes easily by pulling it) You can either cut the bigger plastic off, melt it off with your soldering iron, or use the small flathead again to push it through the holes.

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I actually did this mod months ago so the original led is there anymore, but the original led is a big bi-led but it has four legs, so its basically 2 leds in one case. The original led was really annoying to get off; I used Llamaís bathing in solder technique to heat up all 4 points whilst using a small screwdriver to push it out. The trickiest part of the led is that the points are actually under the led than to the side. Once itís off you can begin to solder two new leds in.

I've marked on the pic the positive and negative points of the original colours, and as you can see by my terrible soldering, you donít need amazing soldering skills to do this mod.


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Once you've soldered the leds in you can test the charging led by carefully placing it into the top of your controller. (You cant actually test the charged led unless you have a fully charged battery pack waiting)

Once you've soldered the leds in you can test the charging led by carefully placing it into the top of your controller. (You canít actually test the charged led unless you have a fully charged battery pack waiting)

Now thatís it works you just have to reassemble the charge kit, and look how it fits in with the rest of your 360 leds. Enjoy.

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Posted 02 July 2006 - 11:02 AM

nice tutorial. It should be added to the sticky.

I tried doing this when I first got into SMDs and I lifted the pad cuz I thought I had got them all undone but one stuck. Now Im just about a SMD pro smile.gif

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Posted 02 July 2006 - 11:33 AM

Cool! If I was brave enough to solder an SMD or w/e I would try it! smile.gif

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Posted 02 July 2006 - 03:09 PM

hahah, i was going to do this tut like a couple months ago, but thn.. i kinda got lazy laugh.gif

but awsome tut though, should be pindizzled

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Posted 02 July 2006 - 03:42 PM

Very nice tut! Well done smile.gif

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Posted 02 July 2006 - 05:16 PM

good job! I third the vote for pinnage!

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Posted 02 July 2006 - 07:21 PM

Looks good!

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Posted 02 July 2006 - 10:48 PM

your post was an inspiration wink.gif

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Posted 02 July 2006 - 11:42 PM

QUOTE(k0mpresd @ Jul 2 2006, 05:55 PM) View Post

your post was an inspiration wink.gif


reduce that image, it makes the post get wider and makes the tutorial harder to read
try 648 x 486

Edited by BoNg420, 02 July 2006 - 11:42 PM.


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Posted 02 July 2006 - 11:55 PM

QUOTE(BoNg420 @ Jul 2 2006, 06:49 PM) View Post

reduce that image, it makes the post get wider and makes the tutorial harder to read
try 648 x 486

done

sorry..its ok on my side but i forget about my widescreen sometimes..

Edited by k0mpresd, 02 July 2006 - 11:55 PM.


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Posted 03 July 2006 - 05:44 AM

Added to Tutorials under Controller Mods.

#12 sinister slipknot

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Posted 03 July 2006 - 06:57 PM

QUOTE(xboxexpert @ Jul 3 2006, 04:51 AM) View Post

Added to Tutorials under Controller Mods.


Thanks. I know there are a few spelling mistakes and wrong words placed (like i've put is instead of isn't) stupid MS Word, last time i use that to spell check anything, i swear it changes stuff without telling you.

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Posted 04 July 2006 - 12:18 AM

^^^ laugh.gif

i want to do a tut so badly..but idk what to do blink.gif

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Posted 17 October 2006 - 12:25 AM

noob question how do I know witch side of the led is + and witch is negative?

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Posted 17 October 2006 - 12:39 AM

QUOTE(adversary*D @ Oct 16 2006, 08:32 PM) View Post

noob question how do I know witch side of the led is + and witch is negative?

The anode (or positive) is the long leg.
The cathode (or negative), is the short leg.




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