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PostPosted: 26.04.2003 19:09 
First, I have to say thank you japala for all the wonderful articles you've done on here! They have givin me a lot of ideas for my case. I'm good with the decorating, but I suck at electronics work, so onto my question:

I'm lookin to put an LED or 2 into my Old IntelliMouse 1.1A, similar to the Cryo mod. I'm thinking of having a logo window on top, and windows along the side with 1 or 2 red LEDs.

This is sort of what I want:
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Sorry about the crappy pics, but I'm using a cheap $40 WalMart Digital camera

Only problem is I can't figure out where to hook the LEDs up because I have very minimal knowledge in electronics, so If someone has one of these old mice and could help me out, It would be greatly appreciated.

oh, and here is a shot of the PCB:
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 Post subject: hmmm...
PostPosted: 26.04.2003 20:11 
Do you have a multimeter?


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PostPosted: 26.04.2003 20:36 
no, but I'm hoping to get to RadioShack this weekend.


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PostPosted: 26.04.2003 20:39 
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Best place should be that ps2 cable. Thin black for ground and yellow or red for +5v.. check them with that multimeter when you get it. :)


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PostPosted: 26.04.2003 21:03 
Thanks.

If I get a 5v LED, should I also install a resistor?


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PostPosted: 26.04.2003 21:12 
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It should not be necessary because those leds have internal current limiting resistors. Some people suggest that you should add 1 ohm resistor to make sure that the current doesn't rise too much but I wouldn't worry about that. Just hook the led up and see if it starts to get hot. If not, everything is fine.


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PostPosted: 26.04.2003 21:21 
Okay, thanks for all you're help guys!


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