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Offline wigster

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Switch off RPi LEDs
« on: November 30, 2015, 02:40:34 PM »
Hi,

Is there any way to switch off the internal LEDs of the RPi through some software shenanigans in PiCore? I am actually running PiCorePlayer, but I hope it should be possible more generally? I am using it as an audio device and it flashes at night too much...

Thanks!

Offline Paul_123

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Re: Switch off RPi LEDs
« Reply #1 on: November 30, 2015, 04:48:18 PM »
Well, the power led is direct connected to the power rail..   Everything else is likely firmware controlled.

Have you tried black electrical tape to cover them...

Offline sixgunz

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Re: Switch off RPi LEDs
« Reply #2 on: December 07, 2015, 05:49:43 AM »
Not sure, but look at the firmware switch: "act_led_activelow"

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Re: Switch off RPi LEDs
« Reply #4 on: December 07, 2015, 09:07:50 AM »
Not sure, but look at the firmware switch: "act_led_activelow"

This was introduced in the "+" boards.   "A+" and "B+".   I was looking at the drawing for the original Model B..

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« Last Edit: December 07, 2015, 09:09:40 AM by Paul_123 »

Offline sixgunz

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Re: Switch off RPi LEDs
« Reply #5 on: December 07, 2015, 11:14:37 AM »
Ah I see. Yep only way to disable on the original is to remove the led (replace with standard diode with similar fv value.) Or tape is just as good;)

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