Name: Kyle Riffel
Tutorial Name: DreamCast
What you will
1. DC modem, not BBA tested...
2. Soldering iron with solder
Any 5mm LED of your choice that runs safely at 3.4v
4. Good length of wire
Drill with bits
6. Phillips head screwdriver
7. Super glue
Here we go:
Alright, grab the modem and plug the soldering iron
in to get it hot. You can add your LED anywhere you want, keeping clear of the board
inside. My LED was replaced from green to ultrabright red JUST for this tutorial.
Okay, take the modem apart by removing the 2 screws on the front. Carefully
take the insides out, and get down to the board by itself. It may take a minute to
get the one panel out. Now, look at the modem with the plug to the DC pointing up,
and the Line In to the left. You'll be soldering to the actual plug! Ahh! Not bad...
Ok, you're going to want to solder the LED up with some wire, and get
ready to solder to the board. Look at the plug... the TOP row of pins is your ground,
or "negative." The ground is the 2nd pin from the far right. Look at pic.
positive pin is the 4th from the far right on the bottom row. Look at pic.
this puppy. When DC comes on, with modem already in!, wait about 2 seconds, if not
lit, something wrong. Simply try reversing the wires on the leg of the LED.
mount the LED, you can simply drill using a small bit first, and leading up to the
correct size hole. My LED is under the Line In plug. You'll wan to use electrical
tape to insulate the LED legs form the case of the modem. Got it working? Good! Now,
glue the LED into place! All done! Re-assemble the thing and you're good! My modem
LED lights up the back of the room! Here's mine!