Introduction

If the white LED light will not turn on, then you will have to open up the device and replace the LED.

Flip the GravityLight on its back and place it on a sturdy surface. Unscrew the three 2cm Phillips #00 screws on the back of the GravityLight’s body.
  • Flip the GravityLight on its back and place it on a sturdy surface.

  • Unscrew the three 2cm Phillips #00 screws on the back of the GravityLight’s body.

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Some of the internal pieces may loosen or fall out during disassembly.
  • Some of the internal pieces may loosen or fall out during disassembly.

  • Firmly grasp both parts of the GravityLight body and pull them apart.

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Place the back panel, the larger of the two pieces, on a sturdy surface with its back down.
  • Place the back panel, the larger of the two pieces, on a sturdy surface with its back down.

  • Unscrew the two 2cm Phillips 00 screws on the inside of the back panel.

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Hold the LED housing in your hand, but do not separate it too far otherwise you will tear the wires. Lift the LED housing away from the back panel.
  • Hold the LED housing in your hand, but do not separate it too far otherwise you will tear the wires.

  • Lift the LED housing away from the back panel.

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Grab the outside of the large, white gear in the LED housing and pull the gear out of the housing. Grab the outside of the large, white gear in the LED housing and pull the gear out of the housing.
  • Grab the outside of the large, white gear in the LED housing and pull the gear out of the housing.

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Set the LED housing flat on a sturdy surface so that the back of the LED and the wires are exposed.
  • Set the LED housing flat on a sturdy surface so that the back of the LED and the wires are exposed.

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Place the GravityLight's back panel aside.
  • Place the GravityLight's back panel aside.

  • Use the Flush Wire Cutter to cut both the purple wire and the red wire that connect to the LED.

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Take tweezers and bend the leads (the silver wires coming out of the bulb) so that the leads are straight.
  • Take tweezers and bend the leads (the silver wires coming out of the bulb) so that the leads are straight.

  • The straight leads will make the LED easier to take out.

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Flip the LED housing over.
  • Flip the LED housing over.

  • Pull the LED out with tweezers.

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For reassembly: Flip the LED housing back over.
  • For reassembly: Flip the LED housing back over.

  • Put the new LED in its spot. Solder the red wire and the purple wire back onto the new leads.

  • Make sure that you pair each wire to the correct lead. If the LED still does not light, switch the wires on the leads.

  • For information on how to solder look here: How To Solder and Desolder Connections

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Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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