View Full Version : Cold cathode burned out?

07-17-05, 06:48 PM
Do these things fail? I've had mine for a bit over a year now and today it just up and quit working... I can't get it to come back on and it was on when I left the house.

07-17-05, 07:14 PM
yah, they dont last very long.

07-17-05, 07:16 PM
Ah bummer. I have been running it pretty much 24/7 all year long but I figured it would last longer than that since regular fluorescent lights (assuming they are similar) seem to last a long, long time.

*EDIT* Turns out the box/power supply for the thing died on me. It wasn't the element after all.

07-17-05, 10:37 PM
Yea, I've had like 3 cathodes go out on me.. heh.

07-18-05, 12:28 AM
I ordered a new inverter from frozencpu for $16. Ah well at least it's working (borrowing one right now).

07-18-05, 11:24 AM
16 bucks, harsh. Should have just ordered a whole new kit.

Scroll down a bit and you can find entire kits for 7(or less)+shipping and tax.

07-18-05, 12:45 PM
Xoxide had the same kit I bought from FrozenCPU for $6 instead of $15 the same day I ordered. Not only that, the one I got from FrozenCPU had a broken cathode and was purple instead of blue. Does anyone else have problems with FrozenCPU messing up orders constantly? I've had 5 mistakes in two orders, and it's take over two weeks to get my latter order worked out.

The only reason I bought from FrozenCPU is because they ship same-day usually...

07-18-05, 12:47 PM
It was apparently a mistake to get it from frozencpu. Could've saved myself $8-10. Ah well live and learn. I just went back to them because they were where I got the stuff from originally. Oops...

07-18-05, 04:05 PM
Replace the cathode alone (no inverter) for $1.99 USD at xoxide.

red - http://www.xoxide.com/secredcat.html
blue - http://www.xoxide.com/secblucat.html
green - http://www.xoxide.com/secgreencat.html
uv - http://www.xoxide.com/secblacuvcat.html