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I have a DVD player in my bedroom with a LED on the front that is really annyoing. Is there any reason that I couldn't open it up and cut/tape off the leads to the LED without any ill effects? Are there really any limitations to this? Thanks for the response.

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Login258

10 years ago

Maybe cut it off and replace it with an IR LED that has the same voltage rating and such. Then the DVD player is doing the same thing, but you can't see it.

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11010010110Login258

Reply 10 years ago

and you can still see it with your webcam :) but i think its not essential part of the player

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lowercase

10 years ago

indeed electrical tape tape has been the ancient remedy for this. just go with the flow and don't mess with you're devices just to turn off an LED. That's totally overkill.

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steimel386

10 years ago

This thing is ancient and basically worthless... Really what I'm getting at is whether or not removing a LED will have any effect on the electronic components of the DVD player or any other unit. Plus I don't want to screw with taping around something that's 2 mm wide rather than taking the multi-tool and snapping if off.

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guyfrom7upsteimel386

Reply 10 years ago

removing the LED will not affect anything else, it's purley there as an indicator

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Goodhartguyfrom7up

Reply 10 years ago

removing the LED will not affect anything else, it's purley there as an indicator

UNLESS you accidentally end up crossing the wires when you snip, creating a short , where a load was before. . .

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Sandisk1duo

10 years ago

i'm with the whole tape idea

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whatsisface

10 years ago

If you ever want to sell it on, I reccommend taping over the LED inside the case with some electrical tape, then it'll just look like the LED isn't on, and is easy to undo if you sell it etc..

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guyfrom7up

10 years ago

sure, cut it off BAM!