How to repair MP08 Grimlock led lighting mechanism?

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  1. wiswis

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    Hey guys, my mp08 failed to glow up as I wondered there was a malfunctioning on the led lighting system. I couldn't change a new one as I got this piece from ebay bidding and the seller simply couldn't offer any prove of purchase. Do I need to change the led lighting by myself? How to do it? I've tried to loosen the screws on the arm but I couldn't detach the arm from its shoulder. Is that any proper procedure to take the led out and change it?
     
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    Have you tried just changing the battery?
     
  3. wiswis

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    I've changed new batteries indeed, nothing happened as usual. I guess can I open up the right palm or something and change a new led to fix it?
     
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    It's very unlikely that the LED itself is damaged. Open up the arm and check that the wire connections are all secure.
     
  5. wiswis

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    How many joints do I need to unscrew? Shoulder, elbow or wrist? What I mean is the joint connecting the shoulder is very difficult to open up as there are totally 4 screws from the inner gap of the arm next to its shoulder. Is it safe to detach all the joints of the right arm as well?
     
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    You probably should have asked this in the toy discussion area, you may have got more and better responses
     
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    Thank you.
     
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    Hey guys, my mp08 failed to glow up as I wondered there was a malfunctioning on the led lighting system. I couldn't change a new one as I got this piece from ebay bidding and the seller simply couldn't offer any prove of purchase. Do I need to change the led lighting by myself? How to do it? I've tried to loosen the screws on the arm but I couldn't detach the arm from its shoulder. Is that any proper procedure to take the led out and change it? BTW, I have changed the batteries already but it still failed to glow up.
     
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    Can someone help me?
     
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    I don't think there's all that much experience on the subject to go around. Just crack it open yourself, carefully, noting where all the parts go. It's not going to be a complex electrical system, and his arm joints aren't ratcheted, so there shouldn't be too much to worry about.
     
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    Thanks, I'll try it later.
     
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    Hopefully you can get that working. I bought a Universe Hardhead last month without the lights and sirens working thinking I could fix it. Opened it up and there was a whole mesh of wires that I couldn't fix.
     
  13. wiswis

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    It really sucks if that is a whole bunch of mess! Time to think about whether it really works.
     

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