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#1 french t0ast

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Posted 03 January 2007 - 10:28 PM

Im sure this has probly been asked before....


How do I change the color of my Eject button LED to white?

Also can someone give me a link to a tut, on how to have the window so I can see my disk spinning?

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Posted 03 January 2007 - 10:37 PM

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Im sure this has probly been asked before....


How do I change the color of my Eject button LED to white?

Also can someone give me a link to a tut, on how to have the window so I can see my disk spinning?


a. yes
b. replace the LEDs (LOK in the tuts section)
c. you will need to cut a space fot the window in the case, put plexi in it's place, then cut away at the top of the DVD drive casing WHILE FOLLOWING THESE RULES. i) DO NOT cut the DVD case on the drive, you need to remove the case (4 screws on the bottom) then cut it, ii) WHILE CUTTING, MAKE SURE TO LEAVE IT SO THAT a) the lid is still SECURELY screwed on, the white (usually) disk under the lid MUST REMAIN ATTACHED TO THE DVD CASE, and SECURELY, so cut around it (otherwise your disk would go flying inside the case :-P, thats all the directions you really need (oh, by the way, the best way to do these is to use a dremel (to cut, and sand the DVD drive, and cut the case), some bondo (to mount the plexi), sand paper on a block (to smooth the bondo flush), spray paint (to paint over the bondo, with tape covering the plexi) and patience) there you have it !!!

Edited by voltagefreak, 03 January 2007 - 10:44 PM.


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Posted 03 January 2007 - 10:45 PM

So the Plexi-glass will go under the xbox lid or on top?

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Posted 03 January 2007 - 10:47 PM

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So the Plexi-glass will go under the xbox lid or on top?



NEITHER!!, not under or over, but FLUSH (it is cut to fit using a dremel, THEN made fully flush using the bondo then saning)

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Posted 03 January 2007 - 10:55 PM

K cool, so the bondo just goes on the edges on the plexi glass?

Also I cant seem to find a tut on how to make the LED white.I found one that do green to red, but no White.

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Posted 03 January 2007 - 11:03 PM

QUOTE(french t0ast @ Jan 3 2007, 10:02 PM) View Post


Also I cant seem to find a tut on how to make the LED white.I found one that do green to red, but no White.


You will need to change the actual LEDs if you want a white eject ring.

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Posted 03 January 2007 - 11:07 PM

QUOTE(isedeasy @ Jan 3 2007, 11:10 PM) View Post

You will need to change the actual LEDs if you want a white eject ring.


What kind of leds? Sorry im new to this whole LED thing

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Posted 04 January 2007 - 12:12 AM

QUOTE(voltagefreak @ Jan 3 2007, 04:54 PM) View Post

NEITHER!!, not under or over, but FLUSH (it is cut to fit using a dremel, THEN made fully flush using the bondo then saning)

if you do it right, bondo isnt needed at all. huh.gif

and really, to save yourself a LOT of trouble, just put the plexi underneath the case.

Edited by d00msday_jesus, 04 January 2007 - 12:13 AM.


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Posted 04 January 2007 - 12:54 AM

There called Tri-Colour LEDS they come in all diffrent colours. When you look at the pcb you will see that the leds have 3 legs.. 2 for voltage and one ground.. When power goes to one on the legs it will make it go a certain colour.. in the xbox case GREEN if voltage goes to the other leg it turns RED if both legs are powered both GREEN and RED are powered which makes it show ORANGE. To change them you must basicly buy a diffrent Colour Tri-Colour leds in your case the most common with white is WHITE and BLUE. Doesnt matter which way you solder them anymore you can just change the colour in XBMC or whatever dash you use.

I think there 3mm Tri-colour leds. Link >>

Maplins Tri colour leds

Ebay have loads of them, cheap on there too!

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Posted 04 January 2007 - 01:00 AM

QUOTE(french t0ast @ Jan 4 2007, 08:35 AM) View Post

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How do I change the color of my Eject button LED to white?
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To make the eject ring white, you will need to physically remove the bi-coloured LEDs and solder in some 3mm white LEDs. Follow the tutorial for installing blue LEDs, but substitute the blue LEDs for white LEDs. If you follow the tute correctly, you shouldn't have any problems.

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Posted 04 January 2007 - 03:19 AM

Thanks for all the help guys :]




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