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Sol - Electronics board repair

Required tools

  • Screwdriver - Phillips

  • Main PCB

Step 1

Unscrew lamp casing

Using a Phillips screwdriver, carefully remove the 2 screws at the front and back of the lamp's body.

Screws are small and light, so make sure to place them in a safe spot to avoid losing them.

Step 2

Open the plastic casing

Carefully separate the two parts of the lamp body by pulling the white shade, and the black body in opposite directions.

Step 3

Pull battery out from bottom casing

After removing the shade, the main electronics board will be exposed.

Using a Phillips screwdriver, remove the 6 screws around the entire perimeter of the board.

Step 4

Remove electronics board and frame

Once all 6 screws have been removed, carefully separate the white plastic frame from the black base of the lamp.

Make sure to pull gently as there are cables connecting the two parts together.

Step 5

Disconnect harness cables

Underneath the electronics board, there are 3 sets of cables. 

Gently pulling the cables away from the board, disconnect all. 

Make sure to pull the colored cables and not to pull from the white connector as this might lead to breaking the connector itself.

Step 6

Remove Main electronics board

Remove the board away from the lamp, and take off the plastic frame that sits around it.

There is valuable material and minerals in the PCB you have removed. In order for it to have chances of being recycled, it needs to be disposed as eWaste, and you will need to hand it to a recycler.

Step 7

Install new board in

Assemble the new electronics board into the plastic frame. The two parts have a straight edge on one of their sides, make sure to make them match. 

LEDs must be facing up when the electronics board sits into the frame.

Align the two straight edges of the frame and board

Step 8

Reconnect Battery

Reconnect the battery cables into the connector of the electronics board. Make sure to use the connector that is next to the round edge of the frame.

Battery must be connected at the round side of the board.

Step 9

Reconnect remaining cables

Step 10

Reassemble the lamp

Following the steps 4 to 1 in reverse order, reassemble the lamp.

Step 11

Place top frame back

Align and lightly press down the electronics board and the frame until it sits in place.