First of all, he replaced the rather green led's (4 pieces) with very white ones.
See this for more information: http://www.rockbox.org/mail/archive/rockbox-archive-2005-03/0260.shtml Then, he added backlight to his ondio as he found out that the ondio-pcb was very well prepared for that. See OndioBacklight for a more complete description of that.
The used EL-backlight-foil can be found at www.jelu.se
So I settled down to work.
This is a picture of the original recorder (the color of the backlight only seems to be blue because something blue reflected.
The first thing you have to do is to assemble the player. Be careful and follow the instructions in the wiki.
After assembling the recorder everything should look like this (if you only want to change the color of the backlight you donít have to remove the back):
Now you can lift up the display (there is one little clip on every side which can be loosen with a little screwdriver). It is better to wear gloves to prevent fingerprints on the display.
After lifting the display (you donít have to remove it completely) you can see the leds on both sides (red circles on the next picture).
Now you can replace the leds. You have two different choices:
I decided to take the second choice, because I donít need such a bright backlight. After replacing the leds you can insert the batteries and test the backlights.
This is how it looks with my recorder and the red leds.
Remove everything from the front cover (you have to cut of the attachment of the leds and the on and off button and also remove the display cover). You should now have 4 pieces to paint (the front cover, the back plate and the two battery covers). You can also paint the buttons but be careful that you donít use too much paint because then the buttons will get stuck. Now you have to prepare the different pieces. Remove the labels on the back plate and the writings on the front cover (you will see it after the painting if you donít remove them). Then clean up all parts and paint them (you can also use a smooth sandpaper to prepare the parts).
After painting the different parts wait until everything is dry (better wait a little bit longer because the paint will go off if it is to wet and you assemble the recorder). Now assemble everything and admire your good work.
This is a picture of my recorder and now it fits perfectly in my car.
r8 - 02 Jan 2006 - 15:26:29 - DanielSchnabel
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