Problems with the LED Lantern Posts?

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Re: Problems with the LED Lantern Posts?

Post by oddbender » Thu Jul 27, 2017 10:08 pm

patransom wrote:
Thu Jul 27, 2017 10:03 pm
I guess posting images from dropbox doesn't work. Any suggestions about where to stick pictures so they can show up here?
I upload my pictures to Imgur.com, select the picture once uploaded, and then copy the code from the "BBCode" option and paste it here. I works great.

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Re: Problems with the LED Lantern Posts?

Post by patransom » Thu Jul 27, 2017 10:03 pm

I guess posting images from dropbox doesn't work. Any suggestions about where to stick pictures so they can show up here?

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Re: Problems with the LED Lantern Posts?

Post by patransom » Thu Jul 27, 2017 9:55 pm

I have a full set of four with sockets that pushed in at the slightest force. Here's a photo log of how I fixed one of them. Seems to be holding up so far, so I'll probably use the same steps on the other three.

Shows the socket pushed in...
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Dissected at the cunningly hidden seam in the stonework...
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The seam was held together pretty firmly, so these are the tools I used for the dissection...
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Here's the problem: that blob of glue is holding the socket and wires together, but it's doing nothing to hold the socket to the pillar itself. There's also no structural support at at all behind the socket...
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I happened to have these little glass beads lying around...
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So, in addition to putting some super glue between the socket and the post, I decided to add some support. The glass bead was the perfect size to glue to the pillar behind the socket.
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After sticking the seam back together, I've swapped out LEDs on the repaired pillar a bunch of times and it's holding up. The glass bead support might be overkill, but I can push pretty hard on that socket now and not risk glue failure. YMMV.
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Re: Problems with the LED Lantern Posts?

Post by dice4hire » Sun Jul 23, 2017 7:37 am

This thread has convinced me to pass on the posts.
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Re: Problems with the LED Lantern Posts?

Post by Bossman » Sun Jul 23, 2017 12:44 am

Update - mine are all painted but by pulling the column away from the base the joint opened up between the base and the column to a bit over halfway along the contact. The joint in the column cunningly follows the stonework which can be gently pulled apart. This opened up the problem area where the LED socket is loose. This was then easilly retrieved and glued back in place.

The factory glue job just looks like a hot glue blob with no rear support so it easy to see why they can push in.
With some super glue the whole column is restored back to almost original condition.

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Re: Problems with the LED Lantern Posts?

Post by jchunick » Thu Jul 20, 2017 5:18 pm

I haven't had it happen on any of mine yet, but if it does then the repair I'll be trying is to pull them back through with some small pry tools I have that are normally used for electronics (or one of the many other small tools I have for sculpting and the like), and then being very careful to apply crazy glue on the end of a toothpick and get into the crevices between the socket and pillar. That should do it. I would think that a crazy glue that's more watery than gel-like is probably best to seep into the cracks. The trick is not getting it into the socket holes themselves... you could cut a very small piece of masking tape to tape over the sockets.
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Re: Problems with the LED Lantern Posts?

Post by Bossman » Thu Jul 20, 2017 4:51 pm

Same problem on just a couple. Has anyone worked out a repair?

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Re: Problems with the LED Lantern Posts?

Post by Runeweaver » Thu Jul 20, 2017 4:45 pm

Yep, had it happen with one of mine.

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Re: Problems with the LED Lantern Posts?

Post by whyteshark » Thu Jul 20, 2017 12:47 am

I have one with a connector pushed in too. I have a couple of the base LED posts that have the same problem. I have contacted DF about it.
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Re: Problems with the LED Lantern Posts?

Post by jchunick » Tue Jul 11, 2017 11:41 pm

KenCOWrite wrote:
Tue Jul 11, 2017 10:57 pm
I got one set - all the connectors pushed in, so no connection possible to LED. It appears that if you try to push in the lanterns, they light up, but if you try to push them in so they are held in place, the pins push the connectors into the post.
Anyone had any success in attaching an LED and having it stay in place?
I am nervous to try again as I don't want to request another replacement
That shouldn't happen, but I know exactly why it does since I do the prototypes and have had it happen on mine when I haven't secured the sockets properly. This sounds like a manufacturing flaw and should be reported to Suzy at Dwarven Forge.
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