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Packard Bell MotherBoard R6512 (PWA-8050MB/M BD

Hi Fox

I'm very greatfull for what you are doing for me.
Tomorrow i wil take some measures from various components on the Power area specially this yellow component that i think is the FUSE (PF1).
As you say the other component on lacation PD701 must be the DIODE.
Now i send you 2 much better pictures:

Thank you very much


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  • Domingos Mar 21, 2008

    Allo Mulder:

    I have made some measurements and after that i brought my motherboard to a electronic shop to identify the DIODE and the FUSE.

    My measurements are: (I did it with a 9V battery)

    1. Incoming voltage between (+ )and (-) is 9.1V
    2. Voltage between the 2 poles of the FUSE 9.1V. (Fuse grilled???)
    3. Resistance between 2 poles of the FUSE = no movements (dead????)
    4. From (+ )and both poles of the DIODE Voltage is 9.1V
    It's seems that de Diode lets pass the neutral and the FUSE does'nt let pass the stream.
    When i know more i let you know. Now i'm waiting for response of i can buy both parts (Diode and Fuse)



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Hi Domingos,
Yes you're right !!! PF1 is the fuse and PD701 is the diode...
What are the results from measurements ?
Is the fuse grilled ? And is the diode OK ?
Do you have the voltage somewhere ? or is it shorted beetwen + and - ?

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