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Worst luck with LED watches!

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Worst luck with LED watches!

Post29 Apr 2017, 08:01

Hey, hopefully there is anyone here that may be able to help me out. I collect watches and always buy LEDs when I come across them. However, EVERY single one of them has been toasted. Battery leakage all over... So I guess my question to you all is what should I do? How dangerous is the mercury in these watches? How can I go about trying to clean them up? Are there spare modules anywhere or am I doomed? Here is one I bought that is toast.... ANY advice is greatly appreciated, I need a working LED watch lol
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Re: Worst luck with LED watches!

Post30 Apr 2017, 15:40

If its a case of "module probably shot" dip the module in white vinegar, that dissolves the "green peril" then wash in distilled water then gently dry. You have little to lose
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Re: Worst luck with LED watches!

Post30 Apr 2017, 21:08

Don't forget...the other big killer of LED watches is...static electricity. It's almost certainly the culprit when you see a module that is cosmetically clean but still totally dead (personally, from what I've seen, I think it's destroyed more watches than leaking batteries). You should always take anti-static precautions when working on modules, or changing batteries (use a grounding strap, or wait until the relative humidity goes above 70%...static charges can't form under those conditions).
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Re: Worst luck with LED watches!

Post02 May 2017, 11:35

Does it contain a "Made in Korea" module? If yes, I will have a replacement module available next month. It´s already in production.

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