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InFocus X1 power problem

Had an X1 at one of my schools that wouldn't power on, no led, no fans, nothing. I took it apart and found that the soldered in fuse on the circuit board parallel to the power supply circuit board had popped. I replaced that fuse and the unit powered on for the first time. But the replacement fuse popped right away. The popped fuse was a 1 amp 250 volt slow blow fuse which is what I replaced it with. So, I'm wondering if this a common InFocus X1 problem and what the solution is or if I need to to track down a bad part on the circuit board one by one.

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Re: InFocus X1 power problem

Something blew the fuse the first time. if it blew again, the issue remains. something may be arcing. check near the plug, or if there is anything bouncing around in there or a crossed wire.

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Terry, I had the same problem. Its a small capacitor on the power board labelled 'C16'(right in the middle of the board) its value is 16volt 100uf.
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