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LEDs not lighting up at all (SOLVED)
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LEDs not lighting up at all (SOLVED)

by zckt_ on Sun May 11, 2014 2:16 am

I just recently assembled the kit, but in the final test I was not picking up anything from the LEDs on top of the unit in my cellphone's camera.

I am totally at a loss as to what would be a problem, I followed the instructions to every detail, but I'm unsure whether it's my own soldering or if I overlooked something

Attached are 2 images of each side of the board and a short video of the unsuccessful final test

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1VBAwM7W_78

any help, advice, etc is greatly appreciated, thank all of you!
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Re: LEDs not lighting up at all

by adafruit_support_bill on Sun May 11, 2014 6:11 am

The soldering looks fine. Double check the markings on the transistors. Q5 should be different from Q1 - Q4.

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Re: LEDs not lighting up at all

by zckt_ on Sun May 11, 2014 4:06 pm

As it turns out, my phone just doesn't pick up the light from the LEDs, I tested it on a television and it worked perfectly!
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Re: LEDs not lighting up at all (SOLVED)

by adafruit_support_bill on Sun May 11, 2014 5:21 pm

Cool! What kind of phone was it? Most of them don't have IR filters, but apparently some do.

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Re: LEDs not lighting up at all (SOLVED)

by zckt_ on Sun May 11, 2014 7:33 pm

It was an iPhone 5C.
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