Saturday, 25 September 2010

How to put LEDs in you controller

This is a tut on every thing you need to know about putting LEDs in your controller. I did not make the videos and these are not my auctions on ebay or my pics. This tut is for how to put LEDs in 1-4 player spots on your xbox360 wireless controller and also in other spots to but mainly for 1-4 player spots on your controller. Iam not at fault if you mess up or break your controller while doing this!

Tools needed
T8 screwdriver (they cost from $2 to $5 look on ebay for cheap price)
Tweezers (helps hold the LED and cost from $1 to $3) 
30 to 40 watt soldering iron (depending on what you get they go for $8 to $50)
Electrical Solder (You can get a tube for around $3)
Tools to clean the solder gun (sponge, wire brush, cloth ect. depending on what materials you do have and where you get them they go all together for around $10 for all of it)

Where to get
Ebay (kinda a rip off but you know what your getting. The go from $1 to $5 per set depending on the seller it can be 4 or 5 LEDs and prices are different)
Unique (cheap LEDs. They go from $0.16 to $0.30 per LED. The more you buy the cheaper)

How to take apart your xbox360 controller and put it back to together

How to put it back together in case you forget or dont know how to

Here is the 1st video on how to solder in case you dont know how to

Here is how to tell which way your LED is "+" and "-" ends for different type of LEDs too.Go to the bottom of the page and click on "LED installation" MUST READ

Here is a written tut by (it also shows how to light the buttons,dome, and rumble LEDs I suggest you do not do these unless your a good with soldering and know what your doing)

I find this tut to be the best for soldering LEDs(This is for 1-4 player lights)

I know he says dont power up your controller but thats the way I do it to make sure the Lights are in the right spot. After you take them off just bring your xbox360 and cables out to the area of work and plug a Play and charge kit into it and power it that way. 

Some helpful hints
Make sure your solder gun is clean before soldering to make it work right
Make sure You know where to place the LEDs in the right spot so they work.
Get a broken controller board or computer board and practice soldering if your new to this.
Take your time!
Make you sure you have a well lighted area to work in.
Make sure your controller board is clean to get the solder on.

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