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December 30, 2012 at 5:37 pm #21098
Ok, I spent the last hour reflowing all the solder points. While it solved the red lights coming on with the blue.
But it seems that it made matters worse for the blues. There are many more blues on at the same time and they also space out like the greens are. Now D21 is nothing but very dim. No flickering. I thought it might be that it was reversed or something, but the LED innards are all identical all the way around the clock. I checked this for all three rings. Blue and Green and all the same. Red runs the opposite direction even though the polarity stays the same. I checked my cell pix that I took during the build (I was posting them to Facebook). I checked to verify that the leads were in the proper way. Anyone who says that high megapixel count is not important on cellphones can suck eggs. It is these details that keep me from pealing the paint from the walls in when troubleshooting this kind stuff.
Sorry getting off topic. Since this is not clearing up easily, I will start to document which specific components are giving me headaches. Also, if I were to record a small video and post it up on YouTube, would that be helpful at all?