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Won't power up

The Red Lite keeps flashing on and off. I cannot turn the unit on. I have tried unplugging it. Still no response

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Re: won't power up

Change the largeest cap inside, that will solve the problem.

Posted on Mar 22, 2007

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Re: won't power up

If you already tryed to unplug the unit then you did all you can unless you know how to trouble shoot the power supply with a multi-meter. It sounds like what you described to be one of the switched supplys to be defective., Sorry I could assist you more.

Posted on Jun 14, 2006

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