Introduction

If the white LED won't light up it may be an issue with the motor. You will need to take the Gravity Light apart and replace the motor.

Image 1/2: Unscrew the three 2cm Phillips #00 screws on the back of the GravityLight’s body. Image 2/2: 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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Image 1/1: Firmly grasp both parts of the GravityLight body and pull them apart.
  • 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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  • Take the thicker of the two parts, the back piece, and place it face down on a sturdy surface.

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Image 1/1: Unscrew the two 2cm Phillips 00 screws on the inside of the back panel.
  • 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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Image 1/1: Gently lift off the LED housing (the white disk).
  • Watch out for the wires! Keep them attached for this entire guide, or the GravityLight will not work!

  • Gently lift off the LED housing (the white disk).

  • Set the LED housing on the table next to the body of the device.

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Image 1/1: Lift off the black-rimmed gear.
  • Lift off the white piece with four arms.

  • Lift off the black-rimmed gear.

  • Set both pieces aside in a safe place.

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Image 1/1: The spring pushing the motor housing may pop out once the motor has been removed.
  • Remove the two 2cm Phillips 00 screws from the motor housing.

  • The spring pushing the motor housing may pop out once the motor has been removed.

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Image 1/3: Firmly grasp both parts of the back panel and pull them apart. Image 2/3: Firmly grasp both parts of the back panel and pull them apart. Image 3/3: Firmly grasp both parts of the back panel and pull them apart.
  • Some of the internal pieces may loosen or fall out during disassembly.

  • Firmly grasp both parts of the back panel and pull them apart.

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Image 1/3: Clip the wires close to the soldered joints. Image 2/3: Lift the motor out of the middle section. Using the flush wire cutters, clip the red and the blue wires located on the motor's back. Image 3/3: Lift the motor out of the middle section. Using the flush wire cutters, clip the red and the blue wires located on the motor's back.
  • Place the middle section flat with the side that holds the gear system down and locate the back of the motor.

  • Clip the wires close to the soldered joints.

  • Lift the motor out of the middle section. Using the flush wire cutters, clip the red and the blue wires located on the motor's back.

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Image 1/1: For information on how to solder look here: [guide|750]

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Conclusion

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

Anthony Jungquist

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