LCD Brightness & Solutions
The WODE LCD board received numerous complaints after the initial release and withing months a second board started shipping. The known issues are:
- The Back-light brightness was extremely high
- When an externally powered device or USB Hub were connected it would power the LCD board even when the console was off (red LED).
The single USB power source was not providing enough power to some USB powered HDD's.1
An example Of the extent of revision 1 LCD boards brightness can be seen in the following image below.
A simple solution for this was posted on the forum by TheArtificer
"If the backlight is too bright and you are up to it, put a 10 Ohm 1/4 Watt resistor in line with the backlight power supply (red & black wires."
LCD Board Comparison
Top: Revision 1 Bottom: Revision 2
Take note of the extra components on the rear of the revision 2 board located between the USB port and LCD connection.
WODE's Later shipped with a USB Y cable to provide more power for hungry devices whilst revision 1 owner will either have to add their own Y cable or a powered USB Hub (1)