today i wanted to use my dead smart astro base to build a normal bulb astro out of it.
Before i started i took a closer look on the electricity of the smart astro and found out why the lamp was not running anymore. Its very simple to repair and you dont need any new parts for it.
Does anybody have a dead smart astro too?
Any need for a short instruction?
To anyone with a 'Dead' Smart Astro, PLEASE EXERCISE EXTREME CAUTION IF YOU DO CHOOSE TO OPEN IT UP AND TINKER AROUND.
IT IS BEST TO CONSULT A QUALIFIED ELECTRICIAN OR TRY TO GET A REPLACEMENT FROM MATHMOS DIRECT!!!
Has anyone ever had dead LED or flickering LED issues? Heat plate works fine. I have a red to blue smart astro and the blue leds don't work most of time but once in a while I see them on. The red leds work and but then sometimes they flicker like crazy. I've been considering a total gutting of the base's leds and adding a LED bulb with remote.
This would be so cool... good luck with it Dr WHAT?!
Dr. WHAT?! said:
Well it seems that my smart astro is not heating up the globe anymore. Its warm but it doesnt flow. I did find this post ( http://oozinggoo.ning.com/forum/topics/lava-lamp-newb-with-s ) about the chip board but I wonder if its just easier to wire the heat plate to the power supply and try to get this rgb bulb working.
Has anyone tinkered with their broken smart astro yet?