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I'd like to build a small internet radio out of my pi, but I'd like to use it at night, when the flashing LEDs would be disturbing. Is there any way to disable them?

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Is a pair of pliers an inappropriate answer? –  Alex Chamberlain Jan 9 '13 at 16:30
@AlexChamberlain Fine, a way that doesn't void the warranty! –  Tom Medley Jan 9 '13 at 16:31
Possible duplicate: raspberrypi.stackexchange.com/q/697/797 –  Morgan Courbet Jan 9 '13 at 16:34

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Unfortunately not. The PWR LED, for example, is directly wired to the 5V rail and other LEDs are controlled by closed-binaries.

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Sigh, electrical tape it is then. –  Tom Medley Jan 9 '13 at 16:33

I know this may sound silly, but a piece of electricians tape over the top would work. Alternatively, put it in a case or box.

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The best and most simple solution! –  ikku Jan 10 '13 at 0:32

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