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M37R01D

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Apr 20, 2008
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Hi all.
Im back again to show off my LED swap for the Evo 3D along with some comparison pics of the Evo 4G and Hero LED swap.

I changed not only the bottom LEDs but also the charge LEDs to blue/white

The Evo 4G wasn's as nice as the 3D as the LEDs didn't shine through as nicely but here are some pics for you to check out
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and here are my old phones for comparison

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jayharper08

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That is nice! Awesome work. +1 on the how to please :)

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felacio

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Yougot some BALLS, son. Awesome. I don't think I have the nerve to void this things warranty lol

....and I'm a man who likes to void his warranties!

Kudos!

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M37R01D

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Apr 20, 2008
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Thank you all,

yea most my friends dont know why i open stuff the second i get them to tweak them out. lol

as for a tutorial its pretty strait forward take the phone apart, and their are 2 boards with LEDs, on them the top and bottom.
unsolder the old LEDs and solder in the new ones

their is a video on youtube i just found if you cant take apart the phone,even though its pretty simple, 6 screws, pop the case apart and another 2 on the inside holding down the top board with the camera. you also have to take out some ribbon cables and such to remove the motherboard of the Evo.

If you are not familiar with soldering SMD components then i do not suggest this is for you.
the top board is actually a flex board which you can damage pretty easily.

On the flex board is a single bi-color LED in which i just swapped out for 2 single color LEDs
 
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nebenezer

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M37R01D, great post! Thank you.

The mod looks great but soldering on that scale is still a little intimidating, to me :p

I found a great video on soldering surface-mount devices:

 

M37R01D

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Apr 20, 2008
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The first part of that video with the 0603 size resistor they solder is the same size as the LEDs needed for this.
But look more on desoldering as that part is a bit harder and their is more risk screwing up the solder pads then the actual installation of the LEDs
 
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phatmanxxl

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I did that with my old blackberry curve, I colored the LEDs red with a Sharpie to match the housing, so I had red back lighting on the keyboard. This looks way cool, but warranty is now void right?

I'd pick red or amber to its not as bright.
 
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Thank you all,

yea most my friends dont know why i open stuff the second i get them to tweak them out. lol

as for a tutorial its pretty strait forward take the phone apart, and their are 2 boards with LEDs, on them the top and bottom.
unsolder the old LEDs and solder in the new ones

their is a video on youtube i just found if you cant take apart the phone,even though its pretty simple, 6 screws, pop the case apart and another 2 on the inside holding down the top board with the camera. you also have to take out some ribbon cables and such to remove the motherboard of the Evo.

If you are not familiar with soldering SMD components then i do not suggest this is for you.
the top board is actually a flex board which you can damage pretty easily.

On the flex board is a single bi-color LED in which i just swapped out for 2 single color LEDs

Damn.....I'll just paint mine lol

I'm not really an asshole, I just play one on the internet
 

Ruki_Uki

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I did that with my old blackberry curve, I colored the LEDs red with a Sharpie to match the housing, so I had red back lighting on the keyboard. This looks way cool, but warranty is now void right?

I'd pick red or amber to its not as bright.

Lmao that's what I did with mine! Put some tape over the light and colord the tape :)

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    Hi all.
    Im back again to show off my LED swap for the Evo 3D along with some comparison pics of the Evo 4G and Hero LED swap.

    I changed not only the bottom LEDs but also the charge LEDs to blue/white

    The Evo 4G wasn's as nice as the 3D as the LEDs didn't shine through as nicely but here are some pics for you to check out
    cimg2992m.jpg


    cimg2993.jpg



    and here are my old phones for comparison

    cimg2948small.jpg
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    Thank you all,

    yea most my friends dont know why i open stuff the second i get them to tweak them out. lol

    as for a tutorial its pretty strait forward take the phone apart, and their are 2 boards with LEDs, on them the top and bottom.
    unsolder the old LEDs and solder in the new ones

    their is a video on youtube i just found if you cant take apart the phone,even though its pretty simple, 6 screws, pop the case apart and another 2 on the inside holding down the top board with the camera. you also have to take out some ribbon cables and such to remove the motherboard of the Evo.

    If you are not familiar with soldering SMD components then i do not suggest this is for you.
    the top board is actually a flex board which you can damage pretty easily.

    On the flex board is a single bi-color LED in which i just swapped out for 2 single color LEDs
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    The first part of that video with the 0603 size resistor they solder is the same size as the LEDs needed for this.
    But look more on desoldering as that part is a bit harder and their is more risk screwing up the solder pads then the actual installation of the LEDs