Droid Bionic Red Grills + LED Brighter

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  1. pwrdbykyank

    pwrdbykyank Active Member

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    Hey guys, i took mine apart and changed the color of the grills from the silver to blood red, i think that color scheme with the housing color matches better. Also for those who mentioned the LED is to dim, there is a small white sticker on the inside of the digitizer, you can remove it and it helps make it a bit brighter. I took mine off and i took a pic to show what that white sticker looks like which covers the LED light to dim.

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    You did say in that other thread you like to take these phones apart...lol. Nice work.
     
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    Lol thanks, i tried to add a red led inside the earpiece speaker grill to make that the status led to light up the earpiece grill but spent an hour wiring the led and it was just way to much work i gave up on it and took it out lol
     
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    Can you post a write-up on how you did these 2 things?
     
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    Wow, thats pretty sweet! I like the look

    Sent from my DROID BIONIC using DroidForums
     
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    another use for sharpies :)
     
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    A heeeellllll no....lol....I'm too scared too mess up my 300+ investment.
     
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    Does look nice though
     
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    Thanks guys, for the grills basically ya use a sharpie to take them off. Bottom is easy but make sure your careful not to slice through the grill, top one is held on with stronger tape and its not just the thin strip you see, its an entire square or rectangle grill which is covered by the camera cover which is also double taped onto the grill. So after you lift on edge of the grill up, work your way around with some leverage tool and eventually try to get underneath the entire grill (which goes under the camera cover) and you will basically take off the grill along with the camera chrome cover piece still attached to grill off. Then you will seperate the grill from the camera cover and do what you got to do to it and place things back :). I also thought a navy blue or midnight blue would look nice.
     
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    I want to make the LED brighter! plz tell me how to do that. I HATE how dim and small it is (coming from an X which i saw across the room and from the corner of my eye while driving) the Bionic's LED i don't notice it ever, i have to stare at my blank screen to see it blink and for that i might as well turn the screen on. Id really like to make the LED brighter. HELP!
     
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    Well you need to first take it apart by removing all the screws on the back, then using a pry tool or credit card to run it along the sides to seperate the housing. Afterwards you need to remove the 4G sim card slot screws and take that off and disconnect the flex cables/ribbons and remove the board. then you can use a sharpie or something to remove that small white sticker which is on the inside of the digitizer covering where the led blinks. Steps on taking it apart are shown with pictures on ifixit website i guess you can use those for reference.
     
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    So there is actually something covering the notification led?? What in the world...

    Well...I have taken an Xbox 360 apart before..ya know to ...uh...clean it. Yea...clean it...

    I might give this a try if I get the Bionic.
     
    #12 jroc, Sep 12, 2011
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