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Matt Brooks Posted on Mar 29, 2006
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Diamond Audio D5 1200.1 wont power up

I received a Diamond Audio board, D5 1200.1 board. It was missing some surface mount transistors, and might be missing some other parts, I am not sure. I have compared pics of my board to other working boards and it looks the same. When the fuses are removed, there is 13.8 volts throughout the board, but when the fuses are reinserted, the voltage drops to 0.55 or so and there is a buzz from the baord. The protect lights do not come on either. I need a good pic of the board, or some help on where to start troubleshooting. Heard of this before???

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You have a dead short on the board If your missing parts I myself would not bother to fix but if your up to a callenge contact www.diamondaudio.com they can assist you in getting the parts and diagrams for you

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