mic_888 · Aug 31, 2010 at 12:00 am

Dell Streak LED Mod

Do you own a Dell Streak and wish the LED’s were just that bit more exciting?  Well, you’ll have LED envy when you see the mod that XDA forum member tomgman has made to his Android tablet.

The XDA member has bravely dismantled his Dell Streak and changed the SMD 0603 LEDs to rid the tablet of the original white LEDSs and end up with a blue home button, pink menu button and a green back button.

In case you’re wondering what the XDA member means by SMD – Surface Mount Devices (SMD) are electronic devices such as the circuit board of the Streak, which are made to accommodate Surface Mounted Components (SMC), which in turn can be mounted directly onto the surface of the board.

The mod requires some experience with soldering and handling 0603 components.

Next question posed by other XDA members – how to make the LEDs flash for message notification. Stay tuned.

For more information including pictures, head on over to the modification thread.


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mic_888 is an editor on XDA-Developers, the largest community for Android users. I've been around XDA since 2007 when I bought the HTC Touch, well things have moved on a lot since then, and I've tried my hand at developing for WM and Android (still learning), but wanted to contribute more by becoming a News Writer for XDA. I write mainly Android articles, and some Windows Mobile. We're always sifting through the masses of threads for front page news, but do let me or the other guys know if you think anything is newsworthy including any breaking news! View mic_888's posts and articles here.
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