Intro: Fiber Optic LED Removal
Ever wanted to remove the LED from old/broken fiber optic lights? This is an easy Instructable that migt be useful someday...
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Step 1: Equipment
All that is nessecary is
1: Fiber Optic Lights (this is done with Christmas lights)
3: A bin
Step 2: Step 1
Remove the fiber piece from the light. these should slip out with little resistance. Use your hands, not the pliers.
Step 3: Step 2
The casing should have 2 tabs that hold the LED and that used to hold the fiber piece. Snap one off with the pliers and take the LED out.
Step 4: Step 3
Clamp the pliers around the LED head. You should pull the LED head and the smaller piece of plastic from the bigger piece.
Step 5: Step 4 (final)
The remaining piece of plastic and LED should have 2 metal wires up the sides. pull them down so they are parallel and pull the LED from the plastic.
You are now officially done! The LED can be used for another project.