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No power to pvr 7280T

My Sagem pvr7280T has failed after a recent cut in my mains electricity supply. There is no red light on the box. I have tried changing the fuse in the wall plug, but to no avail. Is the box itself likely to be blown? or might it just be the separate transformer unit?

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  • jeremy woods Feb 05, 2009

    Thanks for that - I'll give it a go!



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Hello there welcome to FixYa this is a strong possiblity that the box itself has blown normally the capacitors swell up over time in the unit and this occurs when the unit has been left on non stop ether on standby or just on and when you have a power cut or a surge this is enough to blow the caps , open the receiver and look around the area where the power lead goes in this is a good place to start looking for swollen caps here is a picture of wat the caps will look like swollen and exploded

if you have this inside like the pic (picture not of your reciver) you can start to replace them one at a time make sure you get the right value of cap to swap like for like and make sure you get the legs on the caps the write way round - and +
once all swollen caps have been replaced try the unit again this should work a treat

hope this helps GoodLuck

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  • craig pursloe
    craig pursloe Feb 06, 2009

    no problem let me know how you get on or if i can help any more cheers!



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