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#1 ebphondaprelude

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Posted 02 January 2007 - 03:09 AM

well i havent seen it done yet

what sux is the controllers only output 2.8v, so i need to find sum 2.8v leds or juice up the power with a transistor or something.

they still look good but could be a little brighter.

i also noticed their was a pad labeled led5 under the ps button, i soldered an led in play but i could not get it to light up, so i grounded one end and the other end i put to the red wire right above it



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Edited by ebphondaprelude, 02 January 2007 - 03:10 AM.


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Posted 02 January 2007 - 06:42 AM

Nice! You probably just have to find the unmounted resistor for that additional led you found and short it out. Then I think you can use those pads, and not have to do that (nicely done) franken-mod smile.gif

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#3 ebphondaprelude

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Posted 02 January 2007 - 02:14 PM

hmm i didnt think about that.

ill check into it sum more 2day, i was a bit tired last night and i figured it would work heheh



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Posted 02 January 2007 - 02:57 PM

it would be great if you could snap some high-res photos of the pcb (both front and back) as I haven't seen any good high-res ones. That helps a lot when something needs to be traced.

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Posted 02 January 2007 - 06:55 PM

cool pics, looks nice. unfortunately, i haven't even seen the stock leds turn on, on mine sad.gif

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Posted 03 January 2007 - 02:53 AM

funny they put this on engadget, maxconsole (i posted in their forums) ps3.qj



http://www.engadget....e-led-makeover/



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Posted 03 January 2007 - 03:17 AM

QUOTE(ebphondaprelude @ Jan 3 2007, 02:00 AM) View Post

funny they put this on engadget, maxconsole (i posted in their forums) ps3.qj



http://www.engadget....e-led-makeover/



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congrats mate, being featured is cool.

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Posted 03 January 2007 - 06:14 AM

I tried this mod with a normal 5mm blue LED @ 3.7v and it worked just as well but it's a lot brighter. In order to fit this in there though you need to do a little more modding. I had to melt down the cylinder under the PS button and cut the clear rubber insert in order for it to fit but it's pretty damn bright.

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Posted 03 January 2007 - 02:23 PM

that is considerably brighter, wwould a 3mm have fit?

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Posted 03 January 2007 - 04:15 PM

hmm.. a little too bright for me, but still nice.. why didn't they put a diode in there by default?

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Posted 03 January 2007 - 04:46 PM

nice job but it looks a lil bright. like the light istn distributed right,

maybe a 3m will work better.

BUT YES SONY SHOLD HAVE INCLUDED THE MYSTIROUS 5TH LED

BTW how did you solder that LED? did you use the same points as i did? 2.8v? i couldnt find a 3.3v switchable source, the ones i tried the led always stayed on and didnt turn off witht he controller.

Edited by ebphondaprelude, 03 January 2007 - 04:49 PM.


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Posted 03 January 2007 - 04:49 PM

Its surprisingly not as bright as the pictures look. You would think youd be blinded by it in the dark but I cant get a great picture of it with my camera. Im sure a 3mm would fit in there much better than the 5mm, it was just all they had so I went with it. It is definitely noticable in all lighting situations though.

I used the same solder points as you did eb, the only thing I had to change was cut into a few parts on the controller for it to actually fit in there, it's pretty snug


Something I noticed when I went to walmart to buy a spare controller (aside from the PS3s that they couldnt get rid of) was a stock photo of a PS3 controller with a red lit PS button. Looks as though they originally planned on having that light up red just never got around to it for some reason

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Posted 03 January 2007 - 05:22 PM

Had to throw one in of the whole family


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Posted 03 January 2007 - 05:56 PM

heres my next gen family



(sorry current gen you get cut out this pic)



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Posted 03 January 2007 - 06:05 PM

Nice setup, I like the blue consistency




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