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  1. Dualmonitors's Avatar
    i was shocked to read that the LEDs on the sides of the new circular wireless charging pad CANNOT be disabled, for example, for night time bedside use!

    who was the Einstein who designed this and overlooked this?!?

    am i the only one who might be bothered by this?

    i was going to get two of these, one for my desk, and one for my nightstand, but now, i would only buy one.

    i am glad, however, that they make a white version which would complement my phone and my desk.
    04-05-2015 06:19 PM
  2. Raptor007's Avatar
    I was going to get one as well, but if you cannot turn off the LED what the hell is the point in having it. Unless I put it by the front door or in my office it will be annoying all night long.
    04-05-2015 07:34 PM
  3. lindseybp's Avatar
    Duck tape.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    04-05-2015 09:43 PM
  4. Dualmonitors's Avatar

    Duck tape.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    honestly, i wouldn't want to see duck tape on a brand new charging pad next to my bed.

    it just looks unsightly.
    04-05-2015 11:08 PM
  5. anon(27512)'s Avatar
    Plenty of better/cheaper chargers out there. Doesn't seem like an issue.
    04-06-2015 12:25 AM
  6. feihu989's Avatar
    It's just different kind of using condition? If it's in your office then led is necessary, i guess it should have a button to change between office mode and bedroom mode.
    04-06-2015 04:32 AM
  7. DWS44's Avatar
    honestly, i wouldn't want to see duck tape on a brand new charging pad next to my bed.

    it just looks unsightly.
    Kidding aside...black electrical tape is much more subtle for such a purpose, but I agree...an option to turn it off completely would have been a useful touch.
    04-06-2015 07:06 AM
  8. STEVESKI07's Avatar
    These things usually aren't that difficult to disassemble. You could atleast try to take off the cover and put duck tape on the inside so it's not as visible. I agree the LED thing is annoying, but it seems like almost all of them have that.
    04-06-2015 07:37 AM
  9. Dualmonitors's Avatar
    Quite bright! I have it now on my desk, it's quite bright at night!

    My nightstand is the same white surface...well, it'll be just as bright!

    S6's New Circular Wireless Charging Pad:  Always ON LED!  Not good for bedside!-2015-04-07-23.13.52.jpgS6's New Circular Wireless Charging Pad:  Always ON LED!  Not good for bedside!-2015-04-07-22.52.45.jpg
    04-07-2015 10:18 PM
  10. Dualmonitors's Avatar
    oops, i now realize that the LEDs are timed. so, after a certain amount of time, the LEDs no longer remain lit.

    i didn't realize that during the first few minutes.

    ok, i think the LEDs remain on for as long as it is actively charging. when the charging is done, i.e. full charge, the LEDs finally go dark.

    this is an issue for the night stand next to the bed.

    PS: after last night (night 1) of using it next to my bed, i think i'm reasonably certain that the LEDs don't turn off until it is fully charged, then it lights up green for a certain period of time, and then finally, it goes dark. if your phone is not close to full, the amount of time the LEDs glow blue during charging can be very long!
    04-07-2015 10:28 PM
  11. shadow536's Avatar
    Didn't realize it had an LED. Any idea on how long it takes for it to turn off once it changes green?

    Also, how fast is wireless charging on this device? I know it's slower, but I've never had a device that could use it.
    04-08-2015 06:46 PM
  12. Dualmonitors's Avatar
    bumping this thread back up:

    may i know if anyone discovered a way to disable the LEDs on this wireless charging pad especially if one were to put it on our nightstand? thx.
    04-13-2015 11:51 PM
  13. DWS44's Avatar
    I wanted mine on my nightstand, but wanted no part of the leds lights. You'll probably laugh, but here's how I defeated it...spray paint!

    The charger was free, so why not. I carefully masked off all but the clear plastic edges, then hit it with 4 coats of satin black Krylon Fusion (good spray paint for plastics). Came out pretty nice, and no light shines through at night!
    04-14-2015 09:32 PM
  14. sdmf's Avatar
    You could probably do 1 coat and have a much dimmer light.... Food for thought for others...
    DWS44 likes this.
    04-14-2015 09:40 PM
  15. shaneontherocks's Avatar
    Hi, just bought the samsung wireless charger. Question. I plugged it in at my office. I can barely see the LED color? Like looking down on my desk none of the sides are lit up? But the front of the charger has a very dim blue light... in some pictures I see the whole halo lights up... Is mine defective? Does the whole ring light up blue? Thanks in advance!
    07-09-2015 03:16 PM
  16. Natalie Pain's Avatar
    Has anyone found a way to take the device apart and cover the LED? I would do it myself but would most likely break the charger and mine was a gift not free so I don't want to do that really
    08-25-2015 06:19 PM
  17. Peter Thorpe2's Avatar
    Its actually really easy to take apart, I attached some pics. Basically there are 4 screws spaced evenly underneath the rubber ring. Unscrew them and the bottom clips off revealing the circuit board. The LED's are on the underside of the board so it must be unclipped being careful with the two wires connected underneath. The LED's are in two corners and can easily be covered by tape or similar.
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    09-16-2015 06:15 PM
  18. Zorglub100's Avatar
    Hello
    Mail me to open the charger and decrease the blue led light..
    I will send you the method...
    09-27-2015 12:26 PM
  19. Bastian Erpunkt's Avatar
    Hello everybody,

    I also have the problem with the LED lights on my nightstand.
    Now I wanted to disable them and luckly found your little "guide".
    Unfortunately my charger does not have the screws under the plastic ring.
    I cannot find any scres below any rubber. Maybe someone can help me.
    10-21-2015 03:13 AM
  20. 1dtbrown's Avatar
    Please everyone don't spend time worrying about this, mine is already broken!
    10-23-2015 02:59 PM
  21. Dominik Gass's Avatar
    Ja, kann man!

    Wenn Du Handwerklich ein wenig begabt bist und auf die Garantie verzichten kannst geht das super!

    Du öffnest das Teil, in dem Du den Charger auf eine glatte Oberfläche legst (fester halt) und Du mit der offenen Handfläche den Oberen Teil wie ein Bajonettverschluss gegen den Uhrzeigersinn drehst. (geht schwer!). Nachdem Du geöffnet hast,brauchst Du einen kleinen Kreuz-Schraubendreher für 4 ersichtliche Schrauben zu lösen. Halte nun einen Lötkolben parat und löte die zwei Drähte der Spule ab, klicke die Leiterplatte aus und klebe die zwei LED`s ab! Jetzt bastelst Du alles wieder zusammen !!
    Funktioniert tip top! Wenn geladen wird, zeigt dir das Handy an.

    Gruss Dominik
    03-09-2016 01:31 AM
  22. ben Coull's Avatar
    I had the same issue in that the wireless charger (not the fast charger) didn't have any screws under the foam ring - after lots of poking and prodding i found out how to fix the annoying LED issue:

    Opening the charger:
    The wireless charger isn't held together with screws, it has small clips on the inside that locate into recesses - so it opens like a jam jar:

    S6's New Circular Wireless Charging Pad:  Always ON LED!  Not good for bedside!-20160614_124240.jpg
    S6's New Circular Wireless Charging Pad:  Always ON LED!  Not good for bedside!-20160614_124251.jpg

    Hold the base in one hand (with the top of the charger facing upward) and rotate the bottom section clockwise and the top section anti-clockwise and it will twist apart. NB: this took quite a while because both parts are difficult to get a grip on!

    Once you have separated the two halves you'll see 4 small hex screws holding the charging element in the base - unscrew these to remove the middle section:

    S6's New Circular Wireless Charging Pad:  Always ON LED!  Not good for bedside!-20160614_124441.jpg

    middle section close up:

    S6's New Circular Wireless Charging Pad:  Always ON LED!  Not good for bedside!-20160614_124541.jpg

    The annoying LEDs are on the PCB at each outside edge of the solder points:

    S6's New Circular Wireless Charging Pad:  Always ON LED!  Not good for bedside!-20160614_1245412.jpg

    Turn the board over and gently prise the PCB upward and using a small craft knife cut the LED lights off the board:

    S6's New Circular Wireless Charging Pad:  Always ON LED!  Not good for bedside!-20160614_125254.jpg

    Then reassemble the charger and relocate the top and bottom parts together screwing them in opposite directions to lock them back in to place... making sure you align the Samsung logo to the top!

    And that's it - you should now have a charger without those annoying LEDs lighting up your bedroom like a cheap 90's night club!
    06-14-2016 07:37 AM
  23. A0425A's Avatar
    Ok. Either I'm pretty weak or they've changed the design. I've twisted it as hard as I can (bottom in left hand turning clockwise and top in right hand turning counter clockwise) and it just won't open. Any tips? I'm not loosing my grip and I'm certain strength isn't the issue.
    04-16-2017 11:52 PM
  24. A0425A's Avatar
    So I had a co-worker who is huge try and he couldn't either. I gotta be missing something.
    04-18-2017 08:28 PM
  25. Liljohn777's Avatar
    Black nail polish is the easy way !!! Just had the idea last night and work perfectly !! Dont know how To post picture on this forum but even a jeweler wouldnt notice !!!! My sleep s gona be so much better tonight. ......
    06-28-2017 08:29 PM

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