Shorted out XP-G torch :(

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Shorted out XP-G torch :(

Received my 501XP-G... must've screwed down the head too much... now it emits 1 lumen. Is there a way to salvage any parts or tell whether the LED is burnt out? Thanks

Lights I own/have bought for others: Aurora AK-P7-3 (2x18650), Trustfire TR-1200, Solarforce Skyline 1, Uniquefire HS-802, Ultrafire 501b MC-E, Ultrafire 501b P7, Kai-Domain NF-500 Flood-to-throw, Generic Ebay 1AA Zooming light, Auror

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Try loosen the reflector a bit, could be that the insulator between the reflector and led has broken.

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It's could be a driver issue. The led should be fine.

Get some wire and connect a battery directly to the led.  

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Carefull when disassembling the driver from the pill. I had to use solder removing wire bead to do it quick to not heat damage the driver.

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