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Dietdewboy

m5 weird string faliure

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I'm having a weird half string failure. I bought some m5's from a vendor on this site late last season to wrap a few tomato cage trees. I just took them out of the box today to get the install done. One of my strings sort of failed in the first section. the lights are basically dark but you can see a faint glow if you look closely, the rest of the 70 count string is fine.

Any idea on how to fix this? I have a led light keeper. It just figures, I'm way late getting started this year and of course this was the first string installed on the tomato cage so all the other strings have to come off to get to the zip ties. 

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sealed or removable leds?  I use the DIY LED tester from the planet Christmas magazine a few years back....absolutely necessary for fixing LEDs.  I have a set of sealed with a bad wire in the socket today...debating just cutting out the 1x led.

I did have a set of cheap Walmart LEDs that did that...was the resistor that failed.  I replaced it and they came back.

 

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use the LED keeper to see if it is a bulb issue...otherwise this thread covers the resistor problem.

 

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