Replacing SMDs on a 360 wireless controller with LEDS?


#1

Trying to find out if it’s possible to replace the GUIDE BUTTON SMDs on an xbox 360 wireless controller with regular LEDs.

The hope being that I could then mount the LEDs on a custom stick to indicate player one, two, etc…

Has anyone done this? I can’t seem to find any examples searching the forum.

Any help appreciated! Thanks!


#2

I haven’t seen anyone do it, but it definitely is possible. Just doublecheck the orientation of the SMD LEDs before you remove them to make sure the new LEDs are oriented properly.


#3

I have done it on a Mad Catz 360 controller. The only draw back was, that they would glow dimly when the system was off. I couldn’t find any negative effects, so I left it that way.

Keep in mind that this may be an issue with the Mad Catz controller only. Please report your results.


#4

I’ve done it, have a look here


#5

Thanks, I checked out your thread. Very cool. I was wondering exactly what kind of LEDs you used to replace the four guide SMDs… I’m assuming a standard 3mm, 20mA, 2.5 to 3.0 Forward Voltage LED?

Thanks for all the replies. I’ll definitely post pics of whatever I come up with.


#6

You know, to be perfectly honest, I can’t remember the exact specs of the LED’s I used. I bought a whole heap of them in various colours many moons ago from some guy in Hong Kong (via eBay)…

…but those specs you listed sound pretty accurate. :tup:


#7

So I finally finished. Worked like a charm. Posted results here:

http://forums.shoryuken.com/showpost.php?p=6091148&postcount=7825


#8

Looks great! Good job. :smokin: