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LED T-Shirt Controller Repair

By on October 22, 2022
LED T-Shirt Controller Repair






This repair is about an LED T-shirt controller. An acquaintance dropped off this T-shirt controller for repair.

led t-shirt controller repair

First thing I noticed was the cable being broken. So I pulled the controller apart for further investigation.

how to fix led controller

So I flipped over the board.

I unsoldered the ribbon cable.

unsolder board

I cleaned the front side where the ribbon cable was.

cleaning pcb board

I cut and resoldered the ribbon cable and applied some hot glue

hot glue on pcb board

At first I tried the new batteries and no LED came on so I resoldered some dry joints on the board and tested it again.

testing led controller board

This time the Led came on so I plugged in the Led sign to see if it worked.

how to fix a broken led controller

Yes it did. BTW: I had 2 of these to repair.

This article was contributed by Lee Davey from Hobart Tasmania Australia. He has been doing repairs on electronics and PC’s for around 30 years.

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  1. Parasuraman S

    October 22, 2022 at 1:36 pm

    Well done! Good care and attention! Appreciated!

    • Lee

      October 22, 2022 at 7:03 pm

      Much appreciated Parasuraman.

  2. Albert van Bemmelen

    October 22, 2022 at 2:38 pm

    I noticed it was battery operated but still had a transformer on board. So I guess that it was only used here to create a higher voltage to supply the chain of leds of power. Also because it likely uses a power chassis jack to recharge the batteries, and the transformer was here not needed to stepdown any AC mains input voltage.

  3. Yogesh Panchal

    October 25, 2022 at 2:18 am

    Good JOB!

  4. Raj

    October 25, 2022 at 11:06 am

    Cool.. thanks much

  5. Howard

    November 15, 2022 at 8:04 am

    Are there companies that repair T shirts that Flash? I have been unsuccessful finding any doing a search. If anyone can steer me to a repair company it is appreciated.


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