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    Talking Changing keypad LED lights!

    Is it possible to change the LED in my keypad just like its easy to change the LED in a desktop computer? If so is it the same?

    I want to change the green to blue along with my CPU
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    Depends on youe keyboard! Open it up and find out!
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    Shouldn't be a problem. Most LEDs are held in to the keyboard cover, and the leads are bent to make contact with the board. They are not usually soldered. Remember that blue LEDs take about twice the voltage of red/green/yellow LEDs, so they may not work.
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    They will work (lots of people change them on regular keyboards & cdroms) but they won't be as bright as they should be.
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    If you can locate the current-limiting resistor for the LED, you can replace it with a lower-resistance one and make the blue LED brighter... but these are sometimes SMD (Surface mount) and are thus a pain to replace without special tools or lots of patience!
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    I've replaced the green LEDs in my home keyboard with blue ones, and I really can't tell the difference in brightness.

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    I did it, it looks real good, ill post pics if anyone wants me to. Blue is way better than green!
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    Right, they will still be bright.. But blue LEDs usually can be used as flashlights Its almost better if they are dimmer.
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    i did it too, i went with a 3.7 volt blue led
    let me tell you this thing is bright , it lit up the back of the car, im very happy with the results
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    I have blue led's for my power and hdd light on my computer. I had to put 30K ohm resistors on them to dim them a bit. Without the resistors, they put a big 8' circle of blue one the opposite wall of my room!

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