August 29th, 2005

flex brain!

MACH F: DVD status LED

Remember when I changed the power- and HDD-LEDs on the MACH F to red ones? I wrote that I wanted to change the status LED on the DVD-ROM to a red one, but that the prospect of fiddling with an SMD printed circuit intimidated me.

Today, I wanted to install the serial card and the display itself. It turned out that I had to get the DVD-ROM out of the case in order to do that, so I decided to take a peek at the innards of the thing -- I had some red SMD LEDs lying around specifically for this purpose. No time like the present, eh?

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I discovered a defect with the MACH F display, though -- the exact same defect I had earlier during development. This warrants some further investigation, so no display photos yet!