Philips Sonicare HX6710 teardown and repair

Today we have a new subject to tear down- my own Sonicare toothbrush. At the end of a brushing cycle it made a short “Beep” noise and went silent. No reaction to button press or to putting it on a charger. No lights, sounds or anything. Oh well, might as well take it apart.

Philips Sonicare

Philips Sonicare

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Philips 8E26A60 LED bulb teardown

Today’s teardown subject is a Philips 8E26A60  LED bulb. (An 8W 450 Lumens 2700K  version) These appeared briefly at Home Depot and were replaced by the next generation “yellow tri-blade designs”. I liked the more conventional look of them, and a very nice omnidirectional light pattern, so I bought several. Three are still going strong, but one suddenly became significantly dimmer:

Inserted into one fixture for comparison

With only a year into the six year warranty, Philips was nice enough to replace it. Naturally we now have a teardown subject!  Continue reading