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LED Christmas Light Repair
i think it is a chip on board (the ic that controlls the pattern of lights)
This was super helpful, so are the comments but I have another problem. My light wires break right at the end of the plug-in socket and right beside what I think is a rectifier ( I really don't know what it is) fat spot in the wire. Where do I get this stuff to repair? Mostly what I think is a rectifier.
I did exactly what you suggested and found a bad socket. The LED itself was fine, which was confusing, but the socket was bad. Power on one side, none on the other. Put the pin through the wires to double check and all the lights that were out lit up. Cut out the socket and installed a coupler from another product that had a resistor in it to maintain the proper current and life is good again.
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