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Denon HC1000S MOD For Serato DJ

LJ_WOOLSEY 1:33 PM - 30 October, 2013
Hi there,

Ok so i am looking for some help.

We now know that support is coming for this controller (Denon HC1000S) and to make it fit in more with serato dj i am looking to get ALL the leds replaced with blue ones. Think it would look cool and match Serato DJ more.

But i have no idea what type of leds these are.

So if anyone can help that would be great.

Here is a picture of the board with the original leds on.

Any help would be amazing.

If we crack this will upload videos/guides on how todo the Mod. and the outcome of it.


LJ_WOOLSEY 1:35 PM - 30 October, 2013
Closer up picture of the leds

LJ_WOOLSEY 1:53 PM - 30 October, 2013
I have sent an E-mail to Denon to see if they can give me the specs of the LEDs but i do not hold much hope in them replying.
LJ_WOOLSEY 12:57 PM - 2 November, 2013
Ok so got some leds they are SMD LEDs i have found blue. Got them and they are same size and look 100% the same i just didn't know the power. These are 5v which sounds about correct as usb is 5v.

Just need to get one soldered on and try.
signs 4:33 PM - 2 November, 2013
Well most Blue LED's got 3.5 to 4V power. But i think there will be resistors in front of the LED's. The orange LED's might be also around 3.7V i think
LJ_WOOLSEY 5:59 PM - 2 November, 2013
Ya i was trying to find what the original ones are but so far no luck.

Will change a pair in one button and see what the outcome is.

These were the only leds i found that looked the same.

As most links are to china with min order of like 20.000 lol.
LJ_WOOLSEY 6:02 PM - 2 November, 2013
Just checked again and this is the spec of the ones i got.

LENS TYPE Water Clear
LUMINOUS INTENSITY (mcd) 270-350mcd (max)
LEAD SOLDERING TEMP 260ºC for 3 seconds
WAVELENTGH 467-470nm
Mr Wilks 3:27 AM - 3 November, 2013
I need to try and track down three of those buttons/microswitches as they are stuttering or not always triggering.
LJ_WOOLSEY 10:59 AM - 3 November, 2013
Denon Spear Parts.

Charles Hyde and Son Ltd
1 Halifax Way
Pocklington Industrial Estate
YO42 1NR

Telephone: 01759 303068
Fax: 01759 303620
Mr Wilks 1:09 PM - 3 November, 2013
Cheers LJ

I once used them to order four new PFL buttons for my X900 mixer and although the buttons was light plastic, charged me £5 delivery to pop them in a tiny jiffy bag.
It wouldn't have been too bad had the four PFL buttons cost £3.20 in total!

I doubt they are bespoke Denon switches so will try and source them from elsewhere like you have out of principle.
I may even think about doing the LEDs too while I'm at it.
LJ_WOOLSEY 2:16 PM - 3 November, 2013
Ya i need to replace CUE 1 & 2 and Auto Loop. As they dont always trigger.

Will keep upto date on the leds. And post all links when done.
Mr Wilks 2:31 PM - 3 November, 2013

I'm tempted to get a new auto loop knob as mine is slightly bent due to a fall.

The switches are just a few pence each which is alright as long as they don't charge a fiver delivery again!
Mr Wilks 2:37 PM - 3 November, 2013
I just checked... standard delivery on a DNHC1000S switch costing £0.61 is £5.40.

Go to hell Charles Hyde. Your unreasonable delivery charges haven't changed in the three years I last used you.
LJ_WOOLSEY 5:52 PM - 4 November, 2013
The leds work! But my soldering skills suck doing these lol. So far have had 5 fail out of 10 LOL.

Think my soldering iron gets to hot.

Will post up a pic when i have one side of CUEs fully working.

P.s looks the dogs bollox!!!
LJ_WOOLSEY 7:21 PM - 4 November, 2013
BOOM! Let me know what you think?!?
LJ_WOOLSEY 7:49 PM - 4 November, 2013
KEEP the red leds in auto cue??? or change to white???

i am hanging the TAP Leds from green to white.
LJ_WOOLSEY 7:53 PM - 4 November, 2013
Here is the LEDs used. --->
Mr Wilks 9:40 PM - 4 November, 2013
Want to know what i think? I want to make love to it!

I'd say keep the red ones red but pop white into the tap.
LJ_WOOLSEY 9:42 PM - 4 November, 2013
Want to know what i think? I want to make love to it!

I'd say keep the red ones red but pop white into the tap.

Yep it does look smart! CUE's & LOOPs - Blue. AUTO LOOP - Red. TAP - White.

More in keeping with SDJ Colours.
Mr Wilks 9:48 PM - 4 November, 2013
The LEDs 'anode' (+) is the longer pin and the cathode (-) is the shorter pin, right? I'm trying to remember... I'll Google it.
Mr Wilks 9:53 PM - 4 November, 2013
I need to give this a go. I have nothing to lose as it's not used at the moment.
LJ_WOOLSEY 10:10 PM - 4 November, 2013
there not normal leds there SMD they just sit on top of the board and you dab a small amount of solder on. to hot and kills the led.
Mr Wilks 10:16 PM - 4 November, 2013
Ahhhh. I'm on it and I'll order the blue and white too.

What is the current draw?
LJ_WOOLSEY 10:20 PM - 4 November, 2013
No idea lol. i have done half the controller, just got the other half todo now. seems to work fine so far. They do seem brighter than the orange tho. so you never know may run into an issue.

i did try to get the spec off denon but they hadn't a clue lol
Mr Wilks 10:21 PM - 4 November, 2013
Well I think with the amount of LEDs on some controllers, it should be fine.

I can't wait to see it.
LJ_WOOLSEY 10:23 PM - 4 November, 2013
Ya i just gotta wait for next delivery then solder them in and will post some more pics.

Then it's just to wait for SDJ Support and good togo.
Mr Wilks 10:26 PM - 4 November, 2013
I'm impressed. I need the switches too.
Mr Wilks 10:46 PM - 4 November, 2013
What is the current draw?

I just clicked the little 'more...' icon and the specs are there. Is there two voltage settings depending on the polarity of the LEDs?

I see forward voltage and reverse voltage. I think I'll look it up. It could make a difference in current draw and brightness.
Mr Wilks 11:00 PM - 4 November, 2013
I just noticed that I have totally different rotary controls on the loop size selection on my HC1000S.

The spares at the bottom of this page relate to your model. Mine look very different and it was bought from Decks. I must have an early revision?
LJ_WOOLSEY 11:09 PM - 4 November, 2013
Sep 2009 it says on my board.
Mr Wilks 11:37 PM - 4 November, 2013
02-SEP-2009 here too.

Strange as the official spare parts aren't the same.
LJ_WOOLSEY 11:02 PM - 12 November, 2013

Take a look tell me what you think.

Pic 1:

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Pic 4:

Cheers Woolsey.
Mr Wilks 11:51 PM - 12 November, 2013
Perfect. 10/10

I'm tempted into doing it myself now I've seen all lights on and running perfectly.

Loving the blue/red/white. Think I'll grab some LEDs and do the switches at the same time.
Draven1327 4:35 PM - 14 November, 2013
that is extravagant!!! wow! im glad i kept mine now i have to pull my soldering iron out and get to work..

LJ thanx for the idea!!! very much appreciate you sharing your hard work
A_Jack 5:06 PM - 14 November, 2013
Pretty :) Would pay 200€ for that!
dj-freestyle 5:14 PM - 14 November, 2013
aweosme. how hard was it woolsey?
LJ_WOOLSEY 5:48 PM - 14 November, 2013
aweosme. how hard was it woolsey?

it is hard you need a temperature controlled soldering iron, tweezers and a magnify glass. and someone to help.

i used two soldering irons so i could hold one each side of led while the girlfriend had the tweezers lifting off the led.