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Power surges I had pretty serious power surge at my house and now my receiver will not turn on.  I checked the small fuse at the power supply, but it is ok.  What else can i do?

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  • johnmichalik Aug 07, 2008

    can i buy the entire PCB someplace?  Where would i go for a new transformer?  


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Does it attempt to startup at all? Do you get any lights or any indication that the unit is trying to start? If not, there should be a small transformer inside that is the standby transformer. It generates the 5V standby voltage. I have seen these go open in the primary since there is a fuse built into the transformer. You may need to replace this transformer. You should be able to get to the primary winding. With the unit unplugged, measure across the primary side with an ohmmeter. You should read a low value. If it reads infinity, the primary is open and you need to replace the transformer.


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  • ABRsvcs Aug 08, 2008

    Lets check to be sure that is the problem first. The entire board is not likely available anymore. Let me knopw what you find.



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