il_diavolo
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Replacing green LED on Pi2B (early version)

Fri Jun 23, 2017 9:31 pm

Too many wires - power, HDMI, USB hub, keyboard and mouse, the dining room table was draped with them. I caught one with my foot and the Pi flew through the air and crashed onto the floor. It still works except for the green LED. Looking at it through a lens I can see that it is misshapen.
Is it possible to replace it? I don't mind if its physical size is somewhat larger, in fact it will probably be easier to solder something I can see without a lens. What I don't know is what spec for the LED and the polarity of the connections. Can anyone give me a clue?

pcmanbob
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Re: Replacing green LED on Pi2B (early version)

Sat Jun 24, 2017 11:40 am

Hi.

Having taken a meter to my pi2

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any small LED should be ok, if you are not looking at surface mount them probably a standard 3mm LED would be easiest to fit in the limited space, with leg spacing being about right to fit on the solder pads
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il_diavolo
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Re: Replacing green LED on Pi2B (early version)

Sat Jun 24, 2017 8:41 pm

Thanks for the info, pcmanbob.
I've got a few random shape and colour LEDs in a "hobby" pack I bought from Maplins a couple of years ago, I'll have a go with one!

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