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Modding the red E on the EVGA e760 (may work on other motherboards too)

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2011/01/19 18:11:31 (permalink)
This mod is to take that Red E flashing on the motherboard and to change it to any other color LED.
Example:
Originally came from here but I thought a guide would be nice ;) 

 
WARNING: MOST LIKELY YOU WILL VOID YOUR WARRANTY, AND I TAKE NO RESPONSIBILITY IF FOR SOME REASON YOU MAKE A MISTAKE DOING THIS MODIFICATION. MODIFY AT YOUR OWN RISK!
 
 
Things you will need to complete this mod:
Glue gun
Soldering Iron
Heat shrink (very small, I believe I used 1/8th inch)
Two 3mm LEDs color of your choice
Philips head screwdriver (to get NB heatsink off)
Craftsman 00 X 1-1/2 Philips head screwdriver
thermal paste to reapply once finished - Recommend shin etsu
 
First step is to take your mobo out of your case or wherever and remove the 6 screws on the back holding the NB heatsink on.

after you will need to remove two screws, for this i had to use a specific screwdriver to get them out (and a lot of pressure).


carefully remove the top of the heatsink and then push / pull the wire through the heatsink hole. Once You've done that you should see this

remove the glue and you should come out with this

Cut the old LEDs off. Try and cut as high up as you can so you have more wire to work with:

If need be cut some of the LED wire off, once that is done set the LED wire at a 90º

Soldier and use heatshrink to connect the new LEDs (sorry I did a crappy job so I don't have many pictures of this)

Use the glue gun to put the LEDs back in place

Reattach the top of the NB heatsink. Also don't forget to put thermal grease back on where you took it off

And here is my finished product

 
post edited by dudenell - 2011/01/22 22:19:53
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    Re:Modding the red E on the EVGA e760 (may work on other motherboards too) 2011/01/19 18:14:13 (permalink)
    looks to be a nice little sweet mod.. Keep it coming..

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    Re:Modding the red E on the EVGA e760 (may work on other motherboards too) 2011/01/19 18:14:38 (permalink)
    Sweet! What color you going?
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    Re:Modding the red E on the EVGA e760 (may work on other motherboards too) 2011/01/19 18:31:32 (permalink)
    going for a blue as everything is now blue on my case.

     
    going to be sleeving all the wires too, also have a backplate on that 580 now. Currently my computer is in parts so more pics to come when it's done of course ;)
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    Re:Modding the red E on the EVGA e760 (may work on other motherboards too) 2011/01/19 18:42:41 (permalink)
    Awesome! I was actually looking around to see if anyone had done a similar mod like this back when I got my P55 FTW. I would love to have that LED blink white instead to match my blue LED fans.

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    Re:Modding the red E on the EVGA e760 (may work on other motherboards too) 2011/01/20 10:26:16 (permalink)
    I'm going all green with mine :) match my Nvidia case green theme :)
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    Re:Modding the red E on the EVGA e760 (may work on other motherboards too) 2011/01/20 21:10:34 (permalink)
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    Re:Modding the red E on the EVGA e760 (may work on other motherboards too) 2011/01/21 15:34:11 (permalink)
    I would be happy with mine just staying solid instead of fading in and out.

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    Re:Modding the red E on the EVGA e760 (may work on other motherboards too) 2011/01/21 17:15:42 (permalink)
    jakeace1

    I would be happy with mine just staying solid instead of fading in and out.

    me too but that goes a little past my expertise at this time.
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    Re:Modding the red E on the EVGA e760 (may work on other motherboards too) 2011/01/21 18:22:54 (permalink)
    Couldn't you just use a 3-pin fan connector instead, since you're already modding the wiring, and plug the LED into a nearby motherboard fan header for constant +12v lumination?

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    Re:Modding the red E on the EVGA e760 (may work on other motherboards too) 2011/01/21 18:45:02 (permalink)
    nice one man, Blue would look nice if using EVGA GTX 580's they have blue decals also 


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    Re:Modding the red E on the EVGA e760 (may work on other motherboards too) 2011/01/21 19:21:37 (permalink)
    nice! i need to build more stuff using LED's...their awesome 

     

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    Re:Modding the red E on the EVGA e760 (may work on other motherboards too) 2011/01/21 20:46:15 (permalink)
    xfinrodx

    Couldn't you just use a 3-pin fan connector instead, since you're already modding the wiring, and plug the LED into a nearby motherboard fan header for constant +12v lumination?

    It might work but If I am correct too much voltage through those LEDs will blow the LEDs really quick
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    Re:Modding the red E on the EVGA e760 (may work on other motherboards too) 2011/01/21 20:52:43 (permalink)
    So just make sure the LED's of whatever color you choose to replace the OEM red ones with are capable of +12v and you're good to go with your pretty green (or blue/whatever) constant-lit E!
     
     
    Mega edit-  Read at your own risk:
     
    If you don't wish to go through the pain of finding a +12v LED (probably retardedly bright anyway), you could hit up good ol' http://ledcalc.com/ and dial up your specs and get a little resistor to try out.  If you're worried about blowing your computer up or something, you can always wire up the resistor & LEDs, go out to your car, and touch the wires to your car battery terminals to check for proper operation and light output.
     
    Of course, if you have a spare power supply that has a functional +12v rail you could just wire it into that for testing too...  If I wasn't using water on my 759's NB I think I'd give this a shot.
    post edited by xfinrodx - 2011/01/21 21:07:59

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    Re:Modding the red E on the EVGA e760 (may work on other motherboards too) 2011/01/21 22:05:12 (permalink)
     
    Yep... that's a green E on my 760
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    Re:Modding the red E on the EVGA e760 (may work on other motherboards too) 2011/01/22 12:44:03 (permalink)
    nice, I should have my blue ones in an hour.
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    Re:Modding the red E on the EVGA e760 (may work on other motherboards too) 2011/01/22 13:09:52 (permalink)
    make sure to post a pic
     
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    Re:Modding the red E on the EVGA e760 (may work on other motherboards too) 2011/01/22 16:34:45 (permalink)
    Very nice!

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    Re:Modding the red E on the EVGA e760 (may work on other motherboards too) 2011/01/22 18:27:07 (permalink)

    Here is the finished product. The person I originally ordered from didn't ship them out until today so I might go ahead and switch these LEDs out again at a later date as the ones coming in should be brighter.
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    Re:Modding the red E on the EVGA e760 (may work on other motherboards too) 2011/01/23 11:04:11 (permalink)
    I think those look swell man, I dunno why you would need any brighter than that. If it were to get brighter you might start to lose definition of that E. It looks super crisp the way it is.
     
    P.S. how did you manage to get such a clear picture, I couldn't get that clear of one .
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    Re:Modding the red E on the EVGA e760 (may work on other motherboards too) 2011/01/23 14:23:29 (permalink)
    I have a nikon coolpix p100, didn't use flash and shut off the light and used shutter priority on the camera. I just played around until I got a good picture
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    Re:Modding the red E on the EVGA e760 (may work on other motherboards too) 2011/01/23 14:36:44 (permalink)
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    Here is the finished product. The person I originally ordered from didn't ship them out until today so I might go ahead and switch these LEDs out again at a later date as the ones coming in should be brighter.


    Yeah that's more like it :) Blue looks nice, also nice how the led reflects on your EVGA GeForce 580's backplate
     
     


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    Re:Modding the red E on the EVGA e760 (may work on other motherboards too) 2011/01/25 01:08:52 (permalink)
    Gret job:)


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    Re:Modding the red E on the EVGA e760 (may work on other motherboards too) 2011/01/30 13:21:31 (permalink)
    Nice, heres mine I did a year ago. No problems at all since!
     
    I have an extra Classified chipset cooler I bought on ebay so the warrenty isn't void either.....completely reversible.
     
    I used these LEDs from Peformance PCs. They are 3.3V LEDs and no resistor is needed since they are getting power right from that header on the motherboard. They ones that come stock on the board don't use resistors either so I assume the header is 3.3V or so.
     
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    Re:Modding the red E on the EVGA e760 (may work on other motherboards too) 2011/02/09 17:40:55 (permalink)
    Unfortunately one of the LEDs I changed has an occasional fast flicker that suddenly started.
     
    I took the cooler cover off and connected it right to a 3V battery and there is no flicker.
     
    Not sure what to do. The wiring is intact and nothing seems to be touching or grounding. I have everything heatshrunk just as stock.
     
    I've re-installed the stock cover with the red LEDs for now and its not flickering at all.
     
    LEDs going bad?
     
    I'm curious to know the voltage coming from those pins on the motherboard.
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    Re:Modding the red E on the EVGA e760 (may work on other motherboards too) 2011/02/09 21:32:47 (permalink)
    I cant find where I read it but its 3.3...
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    Re:Modding the red E on the EVGA e760 (may work on other motherboards too) 2011/03/05 19:56:58 (permalink)
    Thanks for this thread. Just changed out the red E on my daughters P55 FTW motherboard to match the blue fans in her case.
     

     


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    Re:Modding the red E on the EVGA e760 (may work on other motherboards too) 2012/06/26 17:55:16 (permalink)
    Thats awesome, I was just talking with a friend the other day about doing that. I figured it would be relatively easy. Thanks for the guide 
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    Re:Modding the red E on the EVGA e760 (may work on other motherboards too) 2013/02/13 02:53:02 (permalink)
    Nice simple mod
    Just wish my X58 FTW3 had the E....

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