Repairing a Walmart Multi-colored Alarm Clock

I was amazed that I even still had it. I found it amongst some junk that needed to be destroyed in a humorous way.

Even more amazing is the fact that the only real visible damage was a burned-in-two power wire going to the LED board, which contains the timekeeping circuitry. Apparently there are two hot wires and a neutral.

Connecting that wire was not sufficient to solve whatever was plaguing it, however, but installing a battery was (!!!), so perhaps the wire itself needs to be replaced. That will be for a later date.

This is a particularly interesting clock, because despite being really cheap and very generic, each seven segment digit uses different colored LEDs, and it also has a lit snooze button, and while I am not positive I am sure that drove the manufacturing price up, and yet IIRC it was cheaper than alot of the more generic ones available at the time.

Post time: Oct-20-2017
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