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Just One Bad LED Caused Shut Down Problem

By on June 27, 2020
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My neighbor brought his dead LED light bank for repair.  I noticed that it does not have a power plug on it and when I looked inside the LED bank, I saw the fault right away. 

flood light repair

Do you see it? One of the LED light has a dark mark inside of it.

Because of his bad open LED light, the whole LED bank went into shut down.

bad led in flood light

If I want it done the easy way, I just take the open LED light out and replace it with a tiny wire and the LED light bank will come alive again. From experience, that kind of repair will not last long so I am doing it the right and still any easy way to do. Let us begin.

spoilt led

One of these LED lights I used to replace that open one on that light bank. I usually order them online or sometimes I de solder them off the many boards I have in the shop.

Today I am using brand new ones to fix this LED light bank.

led causing shut down problem

Using my hot workstation I heated the open LED light and replaced it with brand new one. I used flux for this process and if you look to the photo displayed you could see the flux left over still on board. I usually clean all the flux off before putting everything back together.

flood light fixed

I cleaned all the flux off and before I put everything back together I powered the LED Light bank on and as you can see it came one so bright that I was seeing light spots even after the lights were off.

how to fix and repair led flood light

This was tested, cleaned and put together product; to that I can say…




Mission Accomplished.

This article was prepared for you by Waleed Rishmawi, one of our ‘Master Authors’ and currently working in the Bethlehem area of Palestine repairing electrical and electronic equipment.

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8 Comments

  1. Parasuraman S

    June 27, 2020 at 8:33 pm

    Well done! This is an intricate job and only professional and skilled people like you can handle it so easily!

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    • Waleed Rishmawi

      June 28, 2020 at 10:55 pm

      Parasuraman: thanks man. It took me alit if practice and determination. Have a blessed day my friend.

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  2. Albert van Bemmelen

    June 27, 2020 at 9:09 pm

    This repair proves the fact that the old pre-smd leds I used to buy for 75 cent a piece in the old days were much more reliable than these modern high bright smd leds of today.
    From the old leds they said that they had a life span of about 1 million working hours. And they may not have been as bright but they sure never failed working!
    What not can be said of these new smd leds sadly. I'm sure that the defect smd led never had so many working hours. Although it only was one of 50 of them it caused 49 leds (with probably all also less than 1 million hour life span) to no longer work.

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    • Aqib Idrees

      June 28, 2020 at 12:36 am

      This is your second and incorrect post

      These LEDs are being driven beyond the design specifications or the input voltage fluctuated to lead to the failure.

      You can’t just seduce from a failed LED that is poor build quality mate, you were not there to observe and measure the situation.

      Modern TVs have high LED failure rate because they are run at 100% capacity for long durations which they simple are not design for.

      DRIVE the led with the correct or less current = prevents shortening the lifespan

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      • Waleed Rishmawi

        June 28, 2020 at 10:53 pm

        Aqib: is this post addressed to me to someone else?

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      • Albert van Bemmelen

        June 29, 2020 at 12:48 pm

        That is exactly my point Aqib. They are almost always used beyond their maximum specification and therefore always cause problems. Like you said also in backlight of TVs and fail more often than the old backlight tubes or crt tubes ever did! So why they never have a decent life span.

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  3. Mark

    June 28, 2020 at 11:32 am

    Thanks Waleed,
    Well done on the repair and the article.

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    • Waleed Rishmawi

      June 28, 2020 at 10:54 pm

      Mark: thanks man.

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