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#16 SirLink01

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Posted 10 April 2007 - 01:30 AM

QUOTE(atomiX @ Apr 9 2007, 07:45 PM) View Post

Well I don't think Nintendo changed the hardware so this should still work.

Well I am going to do this when I get my replacement case... biggrin.gif I will take lots of pics! smile.gif

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Posted 11 April 2007 - 12:36 AM

You may want to add this to your pined topic on the matter... tongue.gif Just thought... I am anxious to give this a try! tongue.gif

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Posted 12 April 2007 - 12:05 AM

i will be trying thiw as soon as my radio shack get the npn transistors in .

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Posted 13 April 2007 - 12:53 AM

Got my transistor from the shack... I have the following resistors, which would suit best?

1k Ohm 1/4watt
10k Ohm 1/4watt
4.7k Ohm 1/2watt

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Posted 14 April 2007 - 02:01 PM

any of those resistors should work

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Posted 14 April 2007 - 02:29 PM

QUOTE(pablot @ Apr 14 2007, 09:08 AM) View Post

any of those resistors should work

Ok... Great!

I got it sodered up, just need to soder it to the three points on the motherboard... Working on painting up a replacement case, when I get it finished I will perform the final mod. I will post up some pics once I do... smile.gif

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Posted 15 April 2007 - 07:47 PM

All done! tongue.gif

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Drew up a schematic if anyone needs...
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Thanks for the mod Pablot! biggrin.gif

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Posted 16 April 2007 - 05:41 AM

nice install! And nice NES mod ;-)

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Posted 16 April 2007 - 10:15 AM

Thanks! biggrin.gif

Working on a Nintendo logo for the front next... laugh.gif

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Posted 16 April 2007 - 03:49 PM

this stays on when the wii is off?

or on when the wii is on?

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Posted 16 April 2007 - 05:50 PM

it will be on when the wii is on, and on when the wii is in orange standby and off when it is in red standby

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Posted 17 April 2007 - 05:17 PM

No...No... Your confusing this with the single wire mod you posted pablot... biggrin.gif

It make turns the leds on when powered on, and off when it is in standby (orange) or completely off (red)...

Look...
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Edited by SirLink01, 17 April 2007 - 05:26 PM.


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Posted 30 April 2007 - 02:16 AM

In the case of the resistor, what difference will we see depending on the value?
I.E. Higher value resistor = dimmer light?

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Posted 02 May 2007 - 10:17 PM

QUOTE(throwingks @ Apr 29 2007, 09:52 PM) View Post

In the case of the resistor, what difference will we see depending on the value?
I.E. Higher value resistor = dimmer light?

I don't belive it affects the brightness of the leds since you are not interupting the power to the leds themselves... This is basically just a circuit to turn them on when the system is powered up... The resistor is just to "condition" the current. (I belive, could be wrong)...

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Posted 03 May 2007 - 06:40 AM

QUOTE(throwingks @ Apr 30 2007, 03:52 AM) View Post

In the case of the resistor, what difference will we see depending on the value?
I.E. Higher value resistor = dimmer light?



you can use it somewhat in that way, but its not good and often fails.. if you want to dim a led you have to use a PWM

Edited by pablot, 03 May 2007 - 06:41 AM.





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