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Beige console power LED mod


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  • 11 months later...

Thanks to dphirschler for the original write-up! I just performed this on one of my systems with a blue LED. A couple of notes:

  • A 3/16" drill bit works well and is about the right size for most standard LEDs. (As I'm in the U.S. I used imperial measurements, not metric.)
  • You need to clip about 1/4" off the LED for it to bend and seat properly in the case socket.

I found it useful to use a Sharpie to mark the leads on the LED to identify which went where. Otherwise, it's a very basic process.

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I know this is an OLD @$$ thread, but I just opened my beige TI to install a F18A (which is AMAZING) and to my surprise, there is already a RED LED connected to the power supply and just bent backwards. Has anyone else experienced this? I have owned this unit since it was brand new. Was a birthday gift from parents purchased at Service Merchandise back in the day. Plan to do the mod just because I can, but very surprised to see it already installed.

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1 hour ago, NISMOPC said:

I know this is an OLD @$$ thread, but I just opened my beige TI to install a F18A (which is AMAZING) and to my surprise, there is already a RED LED connected to the power supply and just bent backwards. Has anyone else experienced this? I have owned this unit since it was brand new. Was a birthday gift from parents purchased at Service Merchandise back in the day. Plan to do the mod just because I can, but very surprised to see it already installed.

TI was pretty much throwing everything but the kitchen sink into consoles near the end..  I've seen original boards and supplys in beige machines and qi supplys with original motherboards in them as well the qi supply doesn't include a led, while the linear supply originally in the 4A does, and they just folded it back like you say 

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If TI put an LED on the beige console, my guess is it would have been purple to go with the new theme. Would love to see that with the purple/beige joysticks.

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