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How To Repair No Power Problem In Hi-Fi
My customer sent to me the OLAN Hi-Fi system with the complaint of no power. As usual, one has to open up the casing in order to check on the power supply board.
Once the cover was removed I could see there were few sections such as power supply board, DVD board, DVD Tray system and etc.
The first thing I checked was the power supply board because the complaint was no power. If the complaint is can’t read DVD and etc, i would check on the DVD tray system area first.
Upon visual inspection, I saw that the main fuse was slightly dark and it was blown-see the photo below:
Further checking I found the power IC was burnt and exploded. The part number is HBS6838.
From experience, once the IC is blown , it could also kill other surrounding components. Thus I had to check all the surrounding components (photo below). If you would like to learn how to check electronic components you can get Jestine Yong’s ebook HERE.
After spending some times, I was surprised that there was no other bad components so I concluded that it was only the main fuse and the power IC that were defective.
Once the power IC is fixed, I connected a light bulb in series with the fuse line and powered On. It was a good sign that the bulb did not continuous light up. All the output voltages were measured good.
After the replacement of the two components, I powered up the Hi-Fi and see the result below:
The power came back and I was very happy that another equipment can be saved from the dump. By the way if you would like to be a pro in switch mode power supplies repair, you can check out Jestine’s ebook HERE. It has the step by step guide and tons of photos to remove all the guesswork which includes the light bulb testing method in repairing switch mode power supplies.
This article was prepared for you by Suranga Bandara who owns an Electronics repair shop in Anuradapura, Sri Lanka.
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