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Desoldering the LED Leads

Prerequisite Only

Prerequisite Only

This guide is only used as a prerequisite for other guides and is not a complete or useful guide when viewed independently.

Desolder the LED leads

internal Prereq

Edit Step 1 Interior Frame  ¶ 

Image 1/2: Image 2/2:

Edit Step 1 Interior Frame  ¶ 

  • Holding the outer case firmly in one hand, twist the nut on the rear of the HexBright counterclockwise.

Edit Step 2  ¶ 

Image 1/2: Slide the interior frame out of the HexBright. Image 2/2: Slide the interior frame out of the HexBright.

Edit Step 2  ¶ 

  • Continue twisting until the threads on the interior frame twist free from the outer case.

  • Slide the interior frame out of the HexBright.

Edit Step 3 Battery Removal  ¶ 

Image 1/1: The battery is held in place by a plastic shim, and this shim will dislodge when the battery is knocked out of the frame.

Edit Step 3 Battery Removal  ¶ 

  • In order to remove the battery from the interior frame of the HexBright, you will be knocking the interior frame firmly against your palm.

    • The battery is held in place by a plastic shim, and this shim will dislodge when the battery is knocked out of the frame.

Edit Step 4  ¶ 

Image 1/3: If the battery does not come out at first, try knocking a bit more vigorously. Image 2/3: Do your best to catch the battery and plastic shim as they fall out. Image 3/3: Do your best to catch the battery and plastic shim as they fall out.

Edit Step 4  ¶ 

  • Holding the interior frame from the side nearest the positive side of the battery, knock the opposite end of the interior frame sharply against the palm of your hand.

    • If the battery does not come out at first, try knocking a bit more vigorously.

  • Do your best to catch the battery and plastic shim as they fall out.

Edit Step 5 Desoldering the LED Leads  ¶ 

Image 1/3: Refer to this [http://www.ifixit.com/Guide/Repairing-Soldered-Connections/750/1|desoldering guide] to disconnect the two LED power leads from the LED board. Image 2/3: Refer to this [http://www.ifixit.com/Guide/Repairing-Soldered-Connections/750/1|desoldering guide] to disconnect the two LED power leads from the LED board. Image 3/3: Refer to this [http://www.ifixit.com/Guide/Repairing-Soldered-Connections/750/1|desoldering guide] to disconnect the two LED power leads from the LED board.

Edit Step 5 Desoldering the LED Leads  ¶ 

  • Desolder the two LED power wire connections.

  • Refer to this desoldering guide to disconnect the two LED power leads from the LED board.

You're Done!

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