Re: [slim] Squeezebox 3 common faults over time?

2019-03-02 Thread philippe_44
beels wrote: > The Q3 component is a thyristor. I replaced it, but still have no > display. > > Given that I have a totally dead display, I'm not sure it's worth the > effort to re-cap this board. Don't put it in the bin. Per previous mails, you should contact Joe if you are in EU. If you

Re: [slim] Squeezebox 3 common faults over time?

2019-03-02 Thread beels
The Q3 component is a thyristor. I replaced it, but still have no display. Given that I have a totally dead display, I'm not sure it's worth the effort to re-cap this board. beels's Profile:

Re: [slim] Squeezebox 3 common faults over time?

2019-02-19 Thread beels
Thanks phillipe. That would be really nice if you could get some Q2 measurements. Then maybe I can see if I need to order that part as well. beels's Profile: http://forums.slimdevices.com/member.php?userid=10980 View

Re: [slim] Squeezebox 3 common faults over time?

2019-02-16 Thread philippe_44
beels wrote: > Well, philippe, I think you have inspired me to re-cap board. Thanks so > much for the part numbers! It would've taken me a long time to get all > the part numbers, and I might have made errors. I went through your > list and noticed that you didn't mention the 2 through-hole

Re: [slim] Squeezebox 3 common faults over time?

2019-02-16 Thread beels
Well, philippe, I think you have inspired me to re-cap board. Thanks so much for the part numbers! It would've taken me a long time to get all the part numbers, and I might have made errors. I went through your list and noticed that you didn't mention the 2 through-hole caps. Do you replace

Re: [slim] Squeezebox 3 common faults over time?

2019-02-15 Thread philippe_44
beels wrote: > Philippe, > > Have you ever had a SB with the condition of an uncontrollable scrolling > display that regressed to a dead display, like mine? And if so were you > able to fix it with a re-cap? Are you talking only about the > electrolytics - like about only 25 capacitors? Or

Re: [slim] Squeezebox 3 common faults over time?

2019-02-15 Thread beels
Philippe, Have you ever had a SB with the condition of an uncontrollable scrolling display that regressed to a dead display, like mine? And if so were you able to fix it with a re-cap? Are you talking only about the electrolytics - like about only 25 capacitors? Or did you do ALL caps? Have

Re: [slim] Squeezebox 3 common faults over time?

2019-02-15 Thread philippe_44
beels wrote: > I checked all the larger e-caps (in-circuit) with an ESR tester and > found five of interest: > > > These two are almost certainly bad, however, they are apparently related > to the audio, so not implicated in my primary "dead/no display" issue: > C16 - 3.68 uF, ESR > 40 ohm >

Re: [slim] Squeezebox 3 common faults over time?

2019-02-15 Thread beels
I checked all the larger e-caps (in-circuit) with an ESR tester and found five of interest: These two are almost certainly bad, however, they are apparently related to the audio, so not implicated in my primary "dead/no display" issue: C16 - 3.68 uF, ESR > 40 ohm C20 - 4.25 uF, ESR > 40 ohm

Re: [slim] Squeezebox 3 common faults over time?

2019-02-15 Thread philippe_44
beels wrote: > Yes, I tried the Xlinx reset and the other ones you listed. Dead. > Thanks for the suggestion though. > > On another thread, I found some voltage check points I was able to pass. > And it seems like the 5V voltage regulator is working. > > I'm going to use an ESR meter to do

Re: [slim] Squeezebox 3 common faults over time?

2019-02-14 Thread beels
Yes, I tried the Xlinx reset and the other ones you listed. Dead. Thanks for the suggestion though. On another thread, I found some voltage check points I was able to pass. And it seems like the 5V voltage regulator is working. I'm going to use an ESR meter to do some capacitor testing. I'd

Re: [slim] Squeezebox 3 common faults over time?

2018-12-12 Thread tcutting
beels wrote: > My Classic v3 recently started scrolling uncontrollably (push up or down > arrow once, and display continues to scroll). Now it is DOA except for > a faint glow of the Toslink jack. I tried a new power supply; no > improvement. > > Are there some obvious troubleshooting steps

Re: [slim] Squeezebox 3 common faults over time?

2018-12-10 Thread philippe_44
beels wrote: > Thanks for the response. > Oh yeah, I forgot to add that I did try it without the WiFi card > installed. Dead. > > Also, before I got the replacement PSU, I tried some other PSUs, so > maybe I fried some voltage controller or something. Then the only thing to try is capacitor

Re: [slim] Squeezebox 3 common faults over time?

2018-12-09 Thread beels
Thanks for the response. Oh yeah, I forgot to add that I did try it without the WiFi card installed. Dead. Also, before I got the replacement PSU, I tried some other PSUs, so maybe I fried some voltage controller or something.

Re: [slim] Squeezebox 3 common faults over time?

2018-12-09 Thread philippe_44
beels wrote: > My Classic v3 recently started scrolling uncontrollably (push up or down > arrow once, and display continues to scroll). Now it is DOA except for > a faint glow of the Toslink jack. I tried a new power supply; no > improvement. > > Are there some obvious troubleshooting steps

Re: [slim] Squeezebox 3 common faults over time?

2018-12-09 Thread beels
My Classic v3 recently started scrolling uncontrollably (push up or down arrow once, and display continues to scroll). Now it is DOA except for a faint glow of the Toslink jack. I tried a new power supply; no improvement. Are there some obvious troubleshooting steps I could try?

Re: [slim] Squeezebox 3 common faults over time?

2018-11-29 Thread sgmlaw
This is a nice thread to follow. I do a lot of electronics servicing and restoration, from ancient tube classics to the later high end pcb-based gear. I’ve worked on a few Squeezeboxes over the years. For beginners in electronics servicing, desoldering and removing smd style caps is little

Re: [slim] Squeezebox 3 common faults over time?

2018-11-28 Thread philippe_44
rbl wrote: > Any thoughts anyone on which capacitors to replace (RCA and headphone > outputs are affected equally), and is there any chance messing up the > capacitors will affect the digital outputs (I assume not)? AFAIK, these are the capacitors close RCA/Jack (to the DAC). I think it's a

Re: [slim] Squeezebox 3 common faults over time?

2018-11-28 Thread Clive B
Many thanks to those who have posted about this level imbalance problem and solution. Another SB3 saved from landfill. Clive B's Profile: http://forums.slimdevices.com/member.php?userid=64046 View this thread:

Re: [slim] Squeezebox 3 common faults over time?

2018-11-07 Thread rbl
rbl wrote: > if I mess up removing these capacitors, or putting new ones in, > presumably the digital outputs will continue to work? So then I can just > get a DAC... > > Also I am not sure whether to go for C16/20 or C21/23? I want the RCA > outputs to work, not the headphones. Regarding

Re: [slim] Squeezebox 3 common faults over time?

2018-11-01 Thread philippe_44
rbl wrote: > My soldering skills were pretty bad at the best of times, and my > soldering iron is my Dad's from the 50s! Just wondering if I mess up > removing these capacitors, or putting new ones in, presumably the > digital outputs will continue to work? So then I can just get a DAC... > Am

Re: [slim] Squeezebox 3 common faults over time?

2018-11-01 Thread rbl
majones wrote: > Well, I'm gobsmacked. I gave it a go per Ralphy's excellent guidance and > photos, and despite my not having used a soldering iron for 40 years it > all came together beautifully. A few tips. A bright guy on YouTube (Mr > Carlson's Lab) said to twist the electrolytic capacitors

Re: [slim] Squeezebox 3 common faults over time?

2018-03-12 Thread majones
Well, I'm gobsmacked. I gave it a go per Ralphy's excellent guidance and photos, and despite my not having used a soldering iron for 40 years it all came together beautifully. A few tips. A bright guy on YouTube (Mr Carlson's Lab) said to twist the electrolytic capacitors and snap them off rather

Re: [slim] Squeezebox 3 common faults over time?

2018-02-27 Thread wl1
ralphy wrote: > Well, I finally replaced the C16 and C20 capacitors in my original > slimdevices sb3, back when you could by them without the wireless card. > > If I had not already ordered the caps, I would have ordered 'these > non-polarity ones' >

Re: [slim] Squeezebox 3 common faults over time?

2017-12-13 Thread MrJohn
Thank you so much everyone involved in this thread - The left channel on my ageing SB3 went the other day and I was distraught :( Then I found this thread and I just replaced the two capacitors as described which cost me 59p :) The left channel is now working perfectly again :) Brilliant!!!

Re: [slim] Squeezebox 3 common faults over time?

2017-01-21 Thread Fahzz
tcutting wrote: > Common issue is problem with WiFi card. You can try removing the WiFi > card to see if the SB3 boots up (requires opening the unit, however). > > Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk Thanks. The PSU came in and the problem is solved. Bought two more spares for eight bucks

Re: [slim] Squeezebox 3 common faults over time?

2017-01-20 Thread tcutting
Fahzz wrote: > Is this the first diagnostic step for an SB3 that won't power up? I > ordered a new PSU, but are there other things I can try while it is on > its way? Common issue is problem with WiFi card. You can try removing the WiFi card to see if the SB3 boots up (requires opening the unit,

Re: [slim] Squeezebox 3 common faults over time?

2017-01-20 Thread effypoe
Just wanted to thank ralphy for posting specifics with part numbers and pictures. I was able to make the same repair and the analog outputs on my Squeezebox classic are working wonderfully again. effypoe's Profile:

Re: [slim] Squeezebox 3 common faults over time?

2017-01-18 Thread Fahzz
Fizbin wrote: > I'm assuming you guys (who have this issue) have tried a new PSU? Is this the first diagnostic step for an SB3 that won't power up? I ordered a new PSU, but are there other things I can try while it is on its way? Living Room: Squeezebox v3 (Wired), Pioneer Elite VSX 80, KEF

Re: [slim] Squeezebox 3 common faults over time?

2017-01-18 Thread vinnielo
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Re: [slim] Squeezebox 3 common faults over time?

2017-01-05 Thread gorlando
21804218052180621807 I had the same problem posted by several people here and I decided to follow the findings and replace C16 and C20. I have used polarized capacitors 100uF / 25V since I had them at home, the value of these capacitors is not critical, someone has simply bypassed them and

Re: [slim] Squeezebox 3 common faults over time?

2016-08-05 Thread Fizbin
I'm assuming you guys (who have this issue) have tried a new PSU? Fizbin's Profile: http://forums.slimdevices.com/member.php?userid=58734 View this thread: http://forums.slimdevices.com/showthread.php?t=103213

Re: [slim] Squeezebox 3 common faults over time?

2016-08-04 Thread beepbeep
Just registered to say thanks. My SB3 which has had one channel down for years is now fixed thanks to the info above. beepbeep's Profile: http://forums.slimdevices.com/member.php?userid=65938 View this thread:

Re: [slim] Squeezebox 3 common faults over time?

2016-04-24 Thread ralphy
ralphy wrote: > When/if I make the repair I will take some pics and notes. Well, I finally replaced the C16 and C20 capacitors in my original slimdevices sb3, back when you could by them without the wireless card. I used aluminum electrolytic 10uF 16V caps, purchased from digikey. P/N

Re: [slim] Squeezebox 3 common faults over time?

2015-03-01 Thread slartibartfast
mgraves wrote: I now have five SB3s, one of which was a recent purchase (used) from Ebay. This new (well, to me...) unit powered up fine but appears to have the same issue was one of my older units. The analog output of one channel is extremely low. I suspect that this is a simple matter of

Re: [slim] Squeezebox 3 common faults over time?

2015-02-26 Thread ralphy
usbethjim wrote: My SlimDevices SB3 has never had anything attached to it except RCA cable on the analog outs. Yet it has the left channel failure. So I think your IR emitter theory is not a reality Any chance you might detail your repair (photos/words/diagrams) for the rest of us?

Re: [slim] Squeezebox 3 common faults over time?

2015-02-24 Thread ralphy
I've often wondered if using the mono IR emitter in the headphone jack on the SB3 could be the cause of the left channel failure. Having used IR blaster on one of my SB3s for several years. A few months ago I tried the analog outs only to discover it had developed the left channel volume drop

Re: [slim] Squeezebox 3 common faults over time?

2015-02-24 Thread usbethjim
ralphy wrote: I've often wondered if using the mono IR emitter in the headphone jack on the SB3 could be the cause of the left channel failure. Having used IR blaster on one of my SB3s for several years. A few months ago I tried the analog outs only to discover it had developed the left

Re: [slim] Squeezebox 3 common faults over time?

2015-02-23 Thread Recoveryone
I have 2 working still and never had an issue with the analog output channels. Now I will say its been years since I used the analog outputs as I use Toslink now days for my connection, the SB3's I replace with Touches use analog now days. Slim Device Transporter wirelessly connected 2nd

Re: [slim] Squeezebox 3 common faults over time?

2015-02-23 Thread mgraves
Oddly enough, I had one Touch. It was the very first SB to die on me. Of the SB3's (Classics if you prefer) I have one that has the original silver front Slim Devices branding, and four Logitech models. The fault is the same on two of them. Loss of level or complete loss of one analog output.

[slim] Squeezebox 3 common faults over time?

2015-02-23 Thread mgraves
I now have five SB3s, one of which was a recent purchase (used) from Ebay. This new (well, to me...) unit powered up fine but appears to have the same issue was one of my older units. The analog output of one channel is extremely low. I suspect that this is a simple matter of a bad capacitor.

Re: [slim] Squeezebox 3 common faults over time?

2015-02-23 Thread Mnyb
Yeah the failing capacitor in one channel . Wifi card that breaks can make the player to reboot . Failing psu ,can also make it reboot , failing PSU connector . VFD displays that gets washed out . The ir led in the remote can get loose . You also have an odd bunch of software faults that a

Re: [slim] Squeezebox 3 common faults over time?

2015-02-23 Thread usbethjim
You are not alone! I also have a Slim Devices SB3 that has a diminished analog channel. I went with a little optical to analog converter to hang on to the unit. Haven't gone back to the repair idea... Here are a few links: