Unfortunately No. The only way to do that is to unplug it. I know what you are thinking... WTF 20 dollars and you cant even turn off the light. I just wish it turned off when i put my computer to sleep.
5 years, 5 months ago
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It depends on how bad you want them off.
No, there is no software option or switch on the device to turn the lights off. I found them annoying enough to figure it out. I'm a senior electrical engineering student, so I know enough to be confident in my ability to do this, and to tell you how.
The case can be easily cracked open with a flat screwdriver (Remove power first, and discharge any static, etc.). When you open the case, on the backside of the circuit board, you'll see three LEDs (and not much else other than solder joints) labeled LED1-3. Turning the board over, you'll see the solder joints where the wires from the LEDs come through. One of the solder pads will be round and connected by a thermal relief to the ground plane, and the other is square, with a short trace leading to a resistor. By removing that resistor, you will disable the LED. The resistors are labeled R5, R7, and R10, and are small (0402), black components with white writing. Do not remove other resistors or components, as you may disable something you don't want to disable! I've uploaded an image pointing to these resistors to imugur, ID E5ju4.jpg, and attached it to this message. A touch with a soldering iron is the right way to do this, although I just cut them off with a pocket knife because I didn't plan to put them back on later.
Note: My capacitors didn't have pressure relief score marks. That's worrisome, as a defective USB device could cause these to explode violently. It would be small, as they're only 100uF 16V devices, but definitely remember to replace the cover after you're done.
Note: Assume that this voids your warranty.
5 years, 9 months ago
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LED indicators cannot be turned off on this product.
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