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I have a VC-1cx projector that acts like a fuse is blown. No reponse (not even the power status LED) when power is applied. I looked for a fuse and distended capacitors (inside) and did not find. Any suggestions to power this unit back up?

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  • mark_lebovit Sep 10, 2010

    The VC last worked about a year ago. I have tried a different power cord and 115VAC outlet. It looks like the power supply is dead.. It would be nice to fix (myself) the powersupply without having to send to Runco.

  • mark_lebovit Sep 10, 2010

    Correct, it is a VX-1cx. Sorry for the confusion. I might take the unit apart this weekend see if I can find a OEM part number on the power supply. Yet, not sure what I will do with that infomation. To your point, it could a problem on the mainboard that is not letting the powersupply to turn on.

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When was the last time that it worked? Are you sure the power cable is working properly, I think it just takes a standard PC style adapter on the VC's I've seen, do you have another you can try? It's definitely not a good sign if you get no status lights or any other indication of power, it could be the whole power supply unit is dead inside the box. Please let me know and I can help.

Thanks
Tim

Posted on Sep 10, 2010

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    Tim Grayson Sep 10, 2010

    Runco parts are very proprietary unfortunately, and usually have to come from the manufacturer. I am sure they would sell you just the power supply if you wanted to attempt to replace it yourself, but it looks like you would need to at least get the part from Runco... you may want to see what they'd charge you to replace / repair it. They may be able to replace just the one part of the power supply that is bad (if it is just one part), and if somehow it is something in the main-board of the unit that supplies the power, it would be very bad to buy just the power supply to find out it doesn't fix the issue as expected. Unless they will let you return the part... which is unlikely if you open it and try to install it.


    I tried to locate just the part for you and it doesn't look like anyone sells it, unless we can find out who actually makes the power supply (I'm sure Runco just buys them from someone and re-labels them.


    Also, it is a VX-1cx, not a VC-1cx, correct?


    Thanks
    Tim

  • Tim Grayson
    Tim Grayson Sep 10, 2010

    It definitely could be, if you come up with any kind of OEM part number let me know and I can help you try and track it down. Thanks so much! :)

    Tim

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