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i googled it and changing the led from red to blue seems to be a hot mod
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Re: Modding Mouse LED

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hahahahahaha is that the technical term now?
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 Originally Posted by peterhuang913 i googled it and changing the led from red to blue seems to be a hot mod
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 06-13-2007, 12:13 AM #24 (permalink) Super Techie     Join Date: Mar 2006 Location: Denton, TX Posts: 349 Re: Modding Mouse LED I found a site with a lot of mods, brand specific! Repair4Mouse: How to Clean, Upgrade, Repair, Mod, Disassemble a Computer Mouse __________________
 06-13-2007, 03:03 AM #25 (permalink) Custom User Title     Join Date: Feb 2007 Posts: 341 Re: Modding Mouse LED testing for resistance, when you want wattage? P = I * V, i personally do not see a R in that equation __________________
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 Originally Posted by decibaL testing for resistance, when you want wattage? P = I * V, i personally do not see a R in that equation
Ohm(resistance)=V(voltage)/A(amp)
voltage is easy to find
ohm is the resistance
this gives amps
amps times volts equals watts, simple as that
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My computer uses 1.5A-load, .8A-idle, .65A-standby, .05A-turned off on 125V.
"The spaces between your fingers were created so that another's could fill them in."
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 Originally Posted by Norcent I need to stop using the internet.

 06-13-2007, 11:44 AM #27 (permalink) Ultra Techie     Join Date: Jun 2007 Location: Calgary, AB Posts: 661 Re: Modding Mouse LED The long tails on the LED's you were looking make for more usability, just cut off what you don't need. The LED in the back if for aesthetics only, it will have no effect on the performance of the mouse so you dont have to worry about that. The orrigional optical mice used lasers to bounce light off the surface untill techs discovered that most any bright light would do, LED's are super cheap and last longer than any other light source in the price range. The optical receptor uses a red LED in most cases because RED has a lower absorption rate than any other colors besides green. And the only reason you don't see green optics is for continuity. Our first lasers were red, and so are our LED's. __________________
 06-13-2007, 10:32 PM #28 (permalink) I know , do you?     Join Date: Aug 2006 Location: 127.0.0.1 Posts: 1,646 Re: Modding Mouse LED i wouldnt suggest doing that, i did the same to my keyboard and it cost me a new PSU. the stock led was green on the keyboard but i wanted blue so i soldered in the 3 blue led lights to my my caps lock, scroll lock, and the number lock and within a week it left burn marks on my 20 pin connector BTW is that a microsoft mouse? because it looks like the one im using right now __________________ P3 Setup- Intel 1.0ghz , 512Mb SDRAM , ATI 9200 128MB, 2x 40GB HD, Asus CUSL-LV .....:::::POST Troubleshooting Steps.___.My Rig.___.Memory Test:::::.....
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Re: Modding Mouse LED

there could of been many other things that killed your psu...
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 06-13-2007, 10:47 PM #30 (permalink) I know , do you?     Join Date: Aug 2006 Location: 127.0.0.1 Posts: 1,646 Re: Modding Mouse LED hahahaha check this out! Project Cryo __________________ __________________ P3 Setup- Intel 1.0ghz , 512Mb SDRAM , ATI 9200 128MB, 2x 40GB HD, Asus CUSL-LV .....:::::POST Troubleshooting Steps.___.My Rig.___.Memory Test:::::.....

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