led strip connector not working

LED strip connector not working and worried what to do next? You’ve just found the best solution to the problem.

In this guide, we will go over the best solutions that can fix your LED strip connector whenever it’s not working.

To fix your LED strip connector, ensure that its power adapter is connected properly and that the power source is functioning. Line up the circular copper pad with the connector’s silver pins and check if the connector has a power button that enables/disables the lights.

Let’s now learn why this problem appears and then attempt some proven solutions!

Why Is LED Strip Light Connector Not Working?

The possible issues that could have occurred with your LED strip connector could be observed from the power supply, all the way to issues with the wiring.

We will go over the most frequently reported causes by the users who also experienced the same problem.

Here’s what’s happening to your LED strip light connector:

1. Strips are Incorrectly Plugged In

There’s a chance that the LED strips are improperly plugged into the connector, therefore your LED will not work.

2. No Power Supply to LED Strip

If no power is reaching the first part of your LED strip, the connector won’t be able to transfer the electricity and the plugged strip won’t work either.

3. An Issue with Power Brick

All of your LED strips are connected to the power brick, which then connects with the outlet. The power brick could have gone faulty.

4. Too Many Connected LEDs

If you have connected more than a few LED strips, the power brick’s power supply might be insufficient therefore none of your lights or connectors will be working.

5. Damaged Connector

The last cause is the possibility of a damaged connector, which will cause all of your LED strips to fail.

Those were the causes preventing your LED strip light connector from working. Keep reading to learn how to solve the problem at home!

How To Fix LED Strip Connector Not Working?

fix led strip connector not working

Strip connectors are used to plug several LED strips together if the strips are too short.

There are a variety of connectors you can use for your LED light strip setup, even units that have an independent power supply on their own and can be turned on/off manually.

Here are some easy solutions against the most basic LED strip connector:

Solution #1 Reconnect Connector & Turn On Power Brick

The first thing you should do is reconnect the LED light strip connector from the strips and turn on your LEDs through the power brick.

Based on your LED lights model, you may or may not have a remote that controls the power of your LED lights.

This is what your power brick/bank looks like:

controller brick bank

This is what your corded controller looks like:

controller corded

Here’s how to reconnect the connector of your LED light strips and turn on the power through the power brick:

  1. Go over to the connected strips that are plugged with the connector.
  2. Pull the latch of the connection upwards and disconnect both of the strips.
  3. Wait for 60 seconds and plug the strips back into the connector.
  4. Flip the power button on your LED light’s power brick and test.
Note: It’s important that you don’t overdo the LED strips into the connector or this could cause damage to the strips.

Ensure that the latch of the connector closes completely and is not obstructed by incorrectly connected strips.

Solution #2 Turn On LEDs From Connector

Some connectors tend to have a power button that respectively turns the connector on and off.

If your connector has one of these buttons, you will want to press it in order to enable your LED lights.

These connector models will have the power button underneath the connector or on the top and it looks like a small button that can be pushed up and down.

Make sure that this button is pressed in order for your LED lights to start working.

Alert: If your connector doesn’t have a button by any means, examine its hardware and determine if it has a similar latch or lever that controls the power before moving on to the next solution.

Solution #3 Use Different Power Source

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There’s a chance that your LED lights’ power brick is connected to a faulty power source.

If that’s the case, you should connect the power bank to an alternative power source to fix the issue with your LED light strip connector.

If you already have your LED lights set up and don’t want to ruin your configuration, you can bring a power strip or divider close to the power brick’s AC power adapter to test.

Avoid plugging the strip or divider if you’re going to use one into the current power source of the brick. Figure out a way to test the brick with an alternative source.

Note: It’s recommended to use a trusted power source that you know is working.

You will know that the replacement power source is functional if you had another device connected there beforehand.

Solution #4 Reduce Connected LEDs To Power Brick

If the plugged strips to your connector aren’t working, there’s a high chance that there is a power supply issue with the power brick.

If that’s the case, you should attempt to reduce the consumption your power brick must fulfill, before attempting to replace the bank unit.

You will simply want to leave out the strips that have the connector on them, until the end of this guide.

Power brick can support up to 8 different strips that can have connectors on them, therefore extending the consumption with an additional strip.

Disconnect all of the LED strips, except for the one you’re troubleshooting in this guide to determine if there’s a power problem.

Note: If this solution didn’t help, it’s recommended to replace the brick that supplies your LED strips with power. 

Their power adapters are not detachable, so your only option is to get a new one.

Solution #5 Reset The LED Power Brick/Supply & Connector

controller reset

There’s a way to perform a reset on the power brick of your setup to solve issues with the connector.

When performing a reset on the power brick, you will also reset the connector, along with all LED strips connected to the brick.

Here’s how to reset your LED lights setup in easy steps:

  1. On the bottom of your power brick, there should be a small reset pinhole.
  2. Insert a tiny object into the reset hole, which can be a clip or a needle.
  3. Hold the button down for 8 seconds and release.
Note: You will know that the reset has started when all of your LED strips go off for several seconds and then lit up again.

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Bottom Line:

Thus, to fix a LED light strip connector, reduce power brick consumption, and use a different power source.  Turn on the LEDs from the connector if it has a button. Lastly, perform a reset on your power brick and connector to solve the problem.

Now that you know why the LED strip connector not working and have figured out how to resolve the problem in easy steps, the execution is up to you.

LED lights setup are kind of delicate components and can be easily broken if you’re not being careful!

Nicole B