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  1.    #1  
    I would like to install a powerled to use my 650 as a (small) torch. It worked well for 15 seconds, and after that the treo went dead. I took the power from the pin 1 and 3 of the batteryconnector inside. I probably blew up an internal circuit which takes care of releasing the power of the 650.
    Can anyone tell me where to take of the power for the LED (60mA)

    tx

    Edwin
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    Wow.....I use a Bic lighter to light my cigs. Most of the time, you can get lighters for free. I never even thought of using the Treo as a torch to light my cigs.

    Do you have a degree in rocket science to convert the Treo into a torch? OOOps, check that question, I guess you have a faulty degree in rocket science, I remember you said you think you blew your Treo up.

    Let me know if you get it working as a torch. and doing standard Treo duties at the same time. I might want a Treo Torch.....

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    I just carry a Fenix L0D which has a 3W bulb and only uses an AAA battery so it's tiny. http://fenix-store.com/
    HP Pre 3 (UK)
  4.    #4  
    thanks for your replies.

    However I already have enough problems not forgetting to take my treo with me . So I don't need an aextra thig the forget.
    I don't smoke either, so I don't need a "fire".
    Does anyone know where to find a spot where I can drain about 70 mA in the 650?

    greetings,

    Edwin
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    I can't answer the original question, but for those who don't know: a torch is a flashlight (in the UK, Australia, and certain other countries), not an open flame.
    Bob Meyer
    I'm out of my mind. But feel free to leave a message.
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    Sorry, I forgot about the transatlantic differences! My 'flashlight' is small enough to fit on my keyring and is not much larger or heavier than a key. I'm sure you don't forget your keys often!

    On its 'Turbo' setting the flashlight is brighter than a 2D Maglight!
    HP Pre 3 (UK)
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    Try connecting it to the same pins as the service/charging indicator light.

    btw, where do you have the light coming out from?
  8.    #8  
    I drilled a hole in the antenna on the top side of 3mm. The antenna is hollow. OIn the other end I drilled a hole of 2mm Welded to wires on the LED and sticked them through the 2 holes. Pushed the LED in. Now finding the right terminals to weld the wires to.
    I guess when I start whit a multimeter, measuring the mAmps I can find it myself, but that is not so easy.

    Edwin
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    Quote Originally Posted by edwinvervaet View Post
    Now finding the right terminals to weld the wires to.
    How are you going to turn it on and off?
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    MarkEagle
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    there is a small room for a slide-switch just below the extra-antenna place. It can be glued-in after drilling a hole in the backcover. I will post some photo's if you want.

    greetings,

    Edwin
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    I find that just powering on the screen provides a useful light source in the dark.
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    Did you use a resistor in-line with the LED? If you didn't, there was quite a lot of current going through that LED. This is just a guess, but it might have melted the LED, shorting the battery contacts. The Treo probably isn't damaged, but the battery might be. It may have some kind of fuse or diode that burns out when shorted, for safety.
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    Luckily I have a few spare ones, including the bateries. I can assure after swapping batteries that the old Treo died.
    Untill now I also us the screen as a spare light, but I have to push to many buttons to keep it burning.
    So my original question still stands.
    Of course your replies keep sending my post to the top. So any replies are welcome
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    Quote Originally Posted by edwinvervaet View Post
    Untill now I also us the screen as a spare light, but I have to push to many buttons to keep it burning.
    At most, it's 2 buttons (power on and keyguard). Plus it doesn't require any modifications and won't turn the Treo into a brick.
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    MarkEagle
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