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Old 10-02-2008, 08:53 PM   #1 (permalink)
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So I cleaned out all the dust and colored the LED light before. After cleaning it a couple times the metal ring wore out and I needed to purchase a new trackball set. I also noticed the blue LED light i modded wasnt as bright as my girlfriends Pink LED I made for her. I also tried to re-white the trackball with that vinegar mixture and it didnt work.

I received the new trackball and installed it. All I can say is WHAT A DIFFERENCE in color! Check it out

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So I cleaned out all the dust and colored the LED light before. After cleaning it a couple times the metal ring wore out and I needed to purchase a new trackball set. I also noticed the blue LED light i modded wasnt as bright as my girlfriends Pink LED I made for her. I also tried to re-white the trackball with that vinegar mixture and it didnt work.

I received the new trackball and installed it. All I can say is WHAT A DIFFERENCE in color! Check it out

The orange on the pumkin is nice (just kidding)
The light looks good! did you do anything special other than just replace the trackball?? I was not following what you said about modding. (Isn't the pearl the only one that you can mod the color?)

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Evidently not, that is a Curve with a blue trackball...
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Evidently not, that is a Curve with a blue trackball...
Ok, so the $64.00 question is how do you color your LED?

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Not in a BB, but I've done it with Sharpie markers before...
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Yeah a sharpie to the LED will do the trick. I've put a small piece of scotch tape that I colored with a Sharpie over the LED and then changed it out with different colors from time to time to "mod" it.

There was a member here a little while ago saying he replaced the LED with a colored one. I would not attempt that myself, nor would I recommend anyone else who isn't experienced with circuit based electronics to.
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Nice mod!!!
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how much and here did you buy your balls.
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I bought 50 trackball assemblies with the chrome ring from a wholesale supplier.

I didnt like the sharpie colors or the price for that matter. BIC came out with ultra fine sharpie like markers that were 1/3 of the cost and has a much better color selection.
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The pumpkins festive hahaha

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I tried this is my 8330 and I couldn't get the color to come up through the trackball... any ideas?
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You may need to color the trackball darker.

OP, nice job. I like the blue!
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i also read somewhere that nail polish on a piece of tape over the light works well too and doesnt fade as fast, if at all.

with verizon's LED being off to the left do i put it off to the left? or right under the trackball?
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You would want to put the colored tape directly over the LED.
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You would want to put the colored tape directly over the LED.
ok i will give that a shot. everything i saw was people putting it right under the ball and it didn't make sense to me at all lol
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ok how the heck do you get the little piece of tape that far back on the left side?!
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It's a little tricky as you don't have a lot of room to work. Trial and error basically. It may take you a few times to get it on right.
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i got it. its not as pink as i want but i think after i order a new trackball one of these days it will look a ton better.... not like we have the best LED light set up anyways lol
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Has anyone tried dying the track ball itself? I did the sharpie colored tape over the LED on my 8830 and that worked ok. I might order some track balls and try to dye them and see if that works also.
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I was actually wondering this.... I really dont think food dye would work but more so like fabric dye.
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