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PostPosted: 10.10.2002 03:11 
I was wondering if it would work to change my optical mouse's led from the usuall red to a more interesting blue or if it would make it un-usable. I'm sure I read somewhere like MetkuMods that it works. FYI: I have a Logitech optical mouse.


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PostPosted: 10.10.2002 08:44 
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Yes, it should work. You just have to find a led with brightness of around and over 4000mcd. This should quarantee smooth movement without problems.


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yeah, i have a logitech optical wheelmouse (the basic blue one) and i threw a 2600mcd blue led in there, and there was a few problems.
it stopped working on the smooth side of my func 1030 mousepad, and skipped a lot on the rougher side. after i switched to my old cloth mousepad, it worked fine, i only get small problems every once in awhile...but i barely notice, and i think that it is worth just that very small performance decrease.
i was kinda mad that i couldn't use my month old func 1030 though.


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:?: I did change the led to blue in MS Wheelmouse optical, it didn't work after that propperly, not on any surface. I don't know the specs of the led, but it certainly is bright... brighter than the red one that i replaced. Anyone knows a solution for this?

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PostPosted: 22.03.2003 09:29 
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it doesn't matter how bright it is... it all depends on the wavelength of the light. blue is on the opposite end of the color spectrum, and the lens in the mouse is made to see red/infared light. with blue, you're closer to the UV spectrum than to the infared. what you need to do is put an infared led with the blue one.

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PostPosted: 22.03.2003 19:14 
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that is what i was thinking later, and thanks for the info of the IR-led... works nicely! :lol:

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