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Smoke came out from the console after 15 mins of testing. Just bought this one from craigslist. Needs repair. Thanks.

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That may be minor or very major. Open the unit and look for damage.

Best case, loose debris in the unit shorted something in the power supply. Probably replacing one or a few small components to repair.

Worst case, debris or failed component has burned large area of board. This would be fatal.

I have schematic so let me know what you find as source of the smoke. Note that most of these use surface mounted parts and require a bit of soldering skill to repair.

Posted on Aug 21, 2010


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