led video light arrived not fully assembled, very dim


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Old 03-06-20, 11:28 AM
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Talking led video light arrived not fully assembled, very dim

Hi,

I got video led from ebay but it arrived not fully assembled.
It turned out that its semi-functional but very dim.
I was wondering if its because a part isn't soldered on properly or some minor defect (apart from not being fully built and battery bay missing parts, but it works via usb so its not too bad). I might as well try to fix it.
I am attaching pictures of front and back of the circuit board and would appreciate any guidance

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Old 03-06-20, 04:54 PM
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Welcome to the forums.

In my opinion..... it looks like too many LED's to be powered solely via USB. I see what looks like a place for a battery to be connected in the lower left of the board. That would make sense. A battery operated light and recharge via USB.

Other than that.... nothing visibly missing.
Can you post a link to what you received ?
 
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Old 03-07-20, 01:16 AM
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Hi,

Thanks for your reply.
That makes a lot of sense. Sadly that's the part with the most of damage.
Do you think I could use a pen tip or something like that to replace the missing prong for the battery?

Here is the link to the light:
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/CHD-160A-...72.m2749.l2649

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Old 03-07-20, 04:49 AM
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Why are you not returning the unit for replacement or refund?
 
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Old 03-07-20, 07:01 AM
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You will have to make a connector.
Could use a bolt of the correct length and size.
At the one end attach a solder lug as I doubt you will be able to solder to the bolt.
Then get an appropriate spring then a nut and probably a washer.
You may also have to grind off the treads where you do not need them so it moves back and forth.
 
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Old 03-07-20, 09:47 AM
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I did apply for a refund but usually, via ebay they don't ask you to send it back to China. It's kind of a waste of plastic just to throw it away so I figured I might as well try top fix it.
 
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Old 03-07-20, 09:50 AM
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Thanks I'll give it a go
 
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Old 03-07-20, 09:55 AM
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With a little creative flair you could fix that.

Input power: DC 5-8.2V 2A input,5V 2A battery input,compatible with NP-FM,NP-F series battery.
It looks like it will run directly off of the USB port but supply needs to be at least 2A or larger. I can't tell for sure as there isn't much technical info on that light.
 
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Old 03-08-20, 03:26 AM
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Thanks I'll try.........
 
 

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