Problem: LED USA flag sign looks like this.
Let’s open it up and look inside.
Okay. Let’s test along all circuits for continuity by poking with our Hi-tech LED Testing Tool.
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The tool can test 3 or 4 LEDs at a time. Some of the bad LEDs break the circuit, and others just don’t light up. For now, mark all the bad LEDs.
Permanent markers are a great repair tool.
Okay, now snip out all the bad LEDs and solder in new ones.
There were a lot of bad LEDs. I saw some dents on a few of them. I think what happened was the sign took a hard fall at some point.
Apparently, this type of short stubby LED is sometimes called a ‘straw hat’.
The new LEDs are a little brighter than the old ones, but from a distance it should be fine.