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 BABYDOR.COM MOD #4 - PRINT SERVER LED - 10/12/01

Well, it's been awhile since I took something apart....and, well, I got really bored one day when I was sick.  This poor little print server was sitting on my desk with it's sickly little green LED...sitting on a shelf I had 2 ultra-bright blue's leftover from the Case LED mod...and...would you look at that, the print server uses 5mm LEDs...faster than a speeding bullet, out comes the soldering iron, a pair of wire cutters and the digital camera.

Red on the left, green on the right.

Right angle green on the ehternet jack.

As you can see, it's pretty simple, 3 LEDs...2 green, 1 red.  The ethernet one is at a right angle and I don't have the patience for that, so we leave that one alone.  The red one is cute, rather bright and almost never light up...don't touch him either...but that green one...always on...he'll be our victim today.  As you can see though, the LEDs mount right on to the board...quite a bit of a pain to remove...

The naked PCB. NC-17 rating I tell ya.

Took about 20 minutes to coax that LED out though...quite a pain for such a simple mod.  But hey, it looks nice and matches my case quite handsomely now.

The new LED on the naked board.  Cover the kids eyes!

All dressed in the dark.

Back together under a bright flash.

Course, the green LED on my monitor is starting to look like a tempting target now...but do you really want 2600 MCDs worth of light pointed right at you while you're trying to play UT?
Hmmm...
Maybe...

 

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 LED - Radio Shack