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How do I diagnose bad power supply, if.....

....all the capacitors appear fine. The power light cycles from blue-to-red, and no picture or sound. The board number is 860-AZ0-JK371H. I can not find a legible schematic. I checked the caps with an ohmmeter (in circuit), and they all respond as expected. None are obviously blown as typical with this situation. The regulator, number STR-A6252M has some dark marking around it (as though it had been overheated). Does this part fail often? I can only get readings off three of the seven pins, as access is blocked by a heat sync. Can I bench test that part? What else can I look at with my multimeter to figure out what the problem is? No budget for this job. It must be in house, and next to free. I would appreciate any gratis info, or documents to help me solve my problem. Thanks.

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  • Ken Haggerty Jun 01, 2013

    One thing is I don't want to change any board.....I want to repair it/them. I also can't check inverter board power without a schematic, or at least knowing which pin to check. I do know that the power board is supplying 4.95 Vsb to the main circuit, which is allegedly sufficient.

  • Ken Haggerty Jun 01, 2013

    Until right now, I didn't know what a surface mounted fuse looked like, so I looked it up. It hey apparantly look a lot like capacitors. I will re-evaluate and get back. Thanks for the tip.

  • Ken Haggerty Jun 01, 2013

    If there's a surface mounted fuse on the power board, I can't find it.



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Hi the blue and red cycling is a bad mainboard firmware fault thanks


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SOURCE: I did the capacitor fix to my FLM-3734B but now

Check that everything is pluged in and only use 105 degree c caps 85 degree ones will not last long. New caps can be bad with todays parts i see lots of new ones that are bad. I would replace ALL caps on a power supply board the heat kills them so they may need replacing every year or more if the set is on a good part of the day. The power supply is on to some extent all the time a set is plugged in. Watch the + and - on the caps put it in wrong and you may blow out other parts and for sure the new cap.

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SOURCE: Polaroid Mdl# TLXO4240B LED blinks red and blue,

Disconnect the jack lead that goes to the inverter board and see if you have 24v from the P/S. If you don't then you should replace the power supply. If you have 24v, then the inverter board is bad.

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