GBA dust cover led mod

Discussion in 'NDS - Flashcarts and Accessories' started by kimit, Dec 26, 2008.

Dec 26, 2008

GBA dust cover led mod by kimit at 6:07 PM (2,398 Views / 0 Likes) 6 replies

  1. kimit
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    Newcomer kimit Advanced Member

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    I Found this great mod ( http://www.consolepimps.com/Nintendo_DS/DS_Slot.php ) for putting LEDS in the dust cover but i have a few questions

    1. will 5mm LEDS be a suitable size?

    2. Do i have to use a conductive pen? (20 bucks for a one time mod is a bit much for me)

    3. Is this a mod with a low Risk? (I love my ds and if there's a reasonable chance something could short circuit i don't wanna chance it)

    Much Thanks

    KIMIT
     
  2. Brian117

    Member Brian117 GBAtemp Psycho!

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    Oh my God that's awesome!

    I need to try that. It looks like there isn't much to it.

    Sorry I can't answer any of your questions.

    But thanks for showing me that!
     
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    Newcomer kimit Advanced Member

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    no prob Brian, i just hope someone will tell me if those 5mm work before i rip apart a usb reader and a flashlight
     
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    Member spinal_cord Knows his stuff

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    You dont need a conductive pan, just the regular soldering stuff. You dont need to fiddle about the way that guy did it either, just solder to the gba contacts, as long as you keep it high enough and thin enough it wont interfere with the regular workings of the port.

    I did this very thing a few years back with a GBA cart...

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    If the above images dont show, just pop along to http://www.freewebs.com/spinal_cord/hardwareprojects.htm and scroll about half way down the page.
     
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    Thanks spinal cord, that is much more clear than the diagram i was looking at before. one problem though in your diagram you use the right and left most contacts, yet on the link i was looking at the solder was done at a different point that was connected to contacts at a different position...
     
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    So it turns on automatically?
     
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    From what i know whenever the cover is in your ds and your ds is powered on the LEDs will glow
    (it uses the power from the ds's battery)
     

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