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Offline ChuckM

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LED mini-fan bulbs repaired
« on: April 10, 2021, 04:48 PM »
My neighbor gave me a couple of defective mini-fan LED bulbs (38W) to play with (after he had got his replacements from the seller).

I took apart the bulbs and found the defect: the wire to the base (screw thread contact) was detached. This is how I fixed them

Image 1 - Drill a small hole and feed a wire into the bulb compartment

Image 2 - Solder the feeder wire and the detached wire (white wire in the image) together
Image 3 - Solder the feeder wire to the screw threaded part
Images 4 & 5- Success!           

Needless to say, it’d have been cheaper to buy them ($12 each) than fixing them (from diagnosis to soldering to assembly...I spent almost an hour and a half). But, it was fun...and very satisfying to give a new life to these bulbs.

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Offline mjkobe

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Re: LED mini-fan bulbs repaired
« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2021, 10:42 PM »
honestly, this is a big project for me, you did a good job :o