Replace LED's in Wii Faceplate

Discussion in 'The Projects Forum' started by Bippo, Nov 2, 2009.

  1. Bippo

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    Sep 7, 2009
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    Hi guys,

    I am wanting to replace the Blue LED's that are in the front of my Wii with some RGB leds.

    The issue that i have is that i am having trouble finding RGB's that are small enough.

    A good website where small RGB's can be bought would be great. I dont need to use the existing board as there is enough room to mount them if they are small enough. 5mm is a bit too big currently.
     
  2. SgtWookie

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  3. ELECTRONERD

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    In addition to the gargantuan amount of distributors, you can also look on any of the original manufacture's website. Some popular LED manufacture's may include SunLED, Kingbright, and Vishay.

    Austin
     
  4. Quick2Scramble

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    I use 0603 LEDs for the Wii and they do just fine.

    I'm a bit curious as to why you want rgb?
     
  5. Bippo

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    I want the RGB that can switch between colours to, well, just to look cool. I have found the 0603 LED's but not in rgb.
     
  6. blueroomelectronics

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    The Wii fades in and out it's blue LEDs. How do you plan to make your Wii switch between colors? (Hint it's not designed to)
     
  7. Bippo

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    On the wii circuit board are some test points which provide power directly for the entire time the wii is being utilised. By connecting to these, a self changing rgb LED will illuminate and change for the duration of the use.

    I need something on it, since i use a hard drive to play my games from, the disc light doesnt light up at all.
     
  8. blueroomelectronics

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    How did you connect an HD to your Wii, why would it need a drive light?
     
  9. Bippo

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    Using a homebrew program so i can back up my wii games and play them from an ISO image off a formatted HD. Saves me having to get up off the couch and change discs.
    My faceplate doesnt light up when you do that, i want it to, its that simple.
     
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