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Easy O2 power LED mod

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Well since recent topics have talked about the a/v and joystick mods I figured why not talk about the Power LED mod and round out the mod trinity. This is very easy to do and just requires an LED, some wire, solder and soldering iron. I found a bunch of red copper wire in the garage and took the LEDs out of some dead PS2 controllers.

 

I then soldered the end of the LEDs to the wire and the other end to the two points you see in the pics. I just tested voltage on my multimeter until I got 5volts with the console on and it worked great. I then snaked the LED to the back grill and taped it down so you can see it from above.

 

You can drill a hole and have the LED more prominent but I didn't want to mutilate the console. I have tested this for several hours and see no issues. Let me know if you did one differently.

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That looks great Forrest! I was thinking of putting it somewhere else since it is hard to see with the Voice module on. Perhaps somewhere to the left of the keyboard... I'll probably give it a shot after the holidays.

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But it looks more authentic IMO to have the power LED here. You could always mod your Voice to have it's own LED; if Magnavox had LED on their systems, it's likely what would have happened.

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Good idea on modding the Voice module.... it must get 5 volts to power the speaker although an LED might leech too much of the power. If I run across another cheap Voice then I'll give it a shot.

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