dfchang813 wrote 14 hours earlier » dirt torpedo wrote 12 hours earlier » Damn, too late to reply - really sorry to read this. By putting the battery on directly you bypass the resistors in the base so the load is too high and the LEDs will glow brighter than normal then pop. The fault was probably the pins on the base compressing down and sticking when the statue was put in place. I had that problem on the Sideshow 1:2 T800. I ended up sticking some WD40 down the pin [A tiny amount on a earbud] Replacing the LEDs in some context might be possible but it would need someone like Raf to explain if it can be taken apart. Running wires wouldn't look out of place as the T-X already has them running up the legs and torso, problem would be getting the LEDs in the correct position but worse case it would be just a constant glow instead of the strobe effect. Don't give up hope just yet. Hi Martin, just curious but if you put a higher voltage AC adaptor like Greg did with his T-X to get the LEDs to work would that be safe since you would still be working through the base? I see how attaching the 9V directly to the leads of the feet would burn out the LEDs but now the resistors in the base will protect against that? The way I display my Cinemaquettes, using the AC adaptor with wire is impossible anyway so I just use batteries and switch them out once a year but curious about this. Seems like there are widespread issues with the T-X electrical hookup such that most work with batteries but precious few are wired correctly in the base to accept the standard AC adaptor they include with the T-X. Thanks! Hi, basically there will be a tolerance allowed on the resistor to prevent premature burn outs. In some cases 9V may well kill it even with the resistors in place. Experimenting with higher voltages is very risky. I did look at the resistors when I dismantled the T800 base but for the life of me I can't remember where I put the details. If I find it I'd have a rough idea on the tolerance levels they've allowed but personally I wouldn't power it with a 9V supply.