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Can i repair broken LEDS? Answered

 Like can i repair them when they short circuit or if they blew? I recently killed 7 high quality (and expensive) LEDs =( If i can't repair them, what can i do with the dead ones??

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orksecurity
orksecurity

Best Answer 11 years ago

It's dead, Jim. The magic smoke got out.

Tell your teacher he and/or the school owes you the replacement price.

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seandogue
seandogue

11 years ago

nope. once dead, always dead. as for disposal, not quite sure. If they're high output devices, you may be able to salvage ancillary components from their package (reflectors, heat sinks, etc.) but otherwise they're just garbage. Not sure if there's a good way to dispose of them in an "eco-friendly" manner.

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lemonie
lemonie

11 years ago

No.
If you "fry" an LED, the functional bit is knackered. The metal pins may be OK, but they're just metal. The plastic bit may be OK, but that's just plastic. If the light-emitting part has been damaged, it's permanently damaged. Broken, ruined, can't be mended.

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theman123321
theman123321

11 years ago

=(
Here the story btw:
I borrow my physics teacher my best leds for a demo.... he blew em up! lol 

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steveastrouk
steveastrouk

11 years ago

Sorry, no. If they were in a string, then its possible one may have gone and protected the others, but IME, they usally all go "phut".
:-(


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guyfrom7up
guyfrom7up

11 years ago

is the actual led broken or just the driver?

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theman123321
theman123321

Answer 11 years ago

 like i short circuited some and i blw some up....