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RPi + OSMC I fried the led lights

Discussion in 'Hardware Support' started by osorocks, 17 February 2019.

  1. osorocks

    osorocks New Member

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    Hardware:
    RPi3
    Hey guys, I cut the GND and 5v and since they were close together, i cut them both at the same time. What I forgot was that the wire cutter conducted the 2 wires and I saw smoke coming out of first led. How do I fix this because now the ambilight doesnt turn on :(
     
  2. osorocks

    osorocks New Member

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    15
    Hardware:
    RPi3
    How do i know if i just need to replace the one led that was smoking, or do i need to replace a whole line. How do I use multimeter for apa102?
     
  3. Akriss

    Akriss Active Member

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    Hardware:
    RPi1/Zero, RPi2, RPi3, 32/64bit, +Arduino, +nodeMCU/ESP8266
    Usually when apa102 leds fail ,be it a user error or random failure. The led strip will work up to the failed led and nothing after the failed led.

    In your case it seems to be the first led needs to be removed and then rewire power and data lines to the second led in the string.

    Hope it's of help.