Step 1: If you have your computer running then go ahead and restart it.
Step 2: during the load up screen to your computer press the F12 key
Step 3: In that menu go to your BIOS and then press enter.
Step 4: next press you the down arrow to On Board Devices Their you will see a menu consisting of these options
SYSTEM FAN LEDS (On the latop they colors are on the side)
SYSTEM SPEAKER LEDS (On the latop they colors are in the front)
SYSTEM PANEL LEDS (On the laptop they are found on top part of the computer)
SYSTEM TOUCH PAD LED (On the latop the color is on mouspad)
SYSTEM LIGHT BRIGHTNESS (This determines how bright the LEDS will be )
Now in order to be able to go to each option you must press the down or up arrow and the press enter and then in the menu you would press the down or up arrow again to select the options and then press enter for the choice you want to have and people able to exit out of that menu to go to another one.
Step 5: Chose your Color
These are the colors the Dell XPS supports at least on the M1710 Laptop on each of the LED options except for the mouse pad. I will best describe these colors, although some of them don't fit the color that they originally went with, go figure. Also as your selecting the color you get to see it change as your tryinig out the colors to see which ones look good to use.
None (Lights turned off)
Amber (Lime Green)
Peridot (Greenish White)
Jade (Sea Green)
Topaz (Light Blue)
Aquamarine (light blue)
Iolite (light purple)
Kunzite (Light Purple)
Rhodolite (Rose or maroonish color)
Now with the System touch pad LED color only has On and Off for options don't know why they just do so you will deal with the Color Ruby on that one. System LED Brightness is basicaally that, this changes the level of how bright your colors get from 1-8 (8 being the Brightest)
Step 6: press esc key two times then save your settings and your done, See how it easy that was and now your Dell XPS has different colors instead of the default Ruby Color on the mouse pad. Thats it for this tutorial enjoy your computers colors and what. Now concerning the Dell XPS Desktop the bio set up maybe the same by the LED display maybe different, just to throw out that little caution.
Edited by saint-michael, 23 December 2007 - 06:59 AM.