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Offline litzdog911

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Re: Almond 3 locks up with blank white screen
« Reply #60 on: January 15, 2020, 10:19:35 pm »
Anwar,

Two of my three Almond 3's have this white screen issue, so I was happy to find your fix. I have no problem replacing that surface mount capacitor. But what exactly did you replace it with?  Did you use a larger non-surface mount cap, or simply replace this with the same 10uF@6.3V value surface mount cap?

And now several months later are you still convinced that this is a permanent fix?

Thanks again!


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Re: Almond 3 locks up with blank white screen
« Reply #61 on: January 17, 2020, 10:59:07 pm »
I used an exact replacement (one can't even tell they have been repaired) and they no longer crash, no matter how hot it gets; it is indeed a permanent fix. I remain indebted to Securifi for telling me the solution; once repaired they are delightful units.

Now it might be argued that the original problem took time to show itself and that the same might be true for the replacements, but so far all is well.

One (black) unit was left in the Sun and was almost too hot to touch, but it just kept on working as if it didn't have a worry in the world.
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Re: Almond 3 locks up with blank white screen
« Reply #62 on: April 17, 2020, 04:45:12 pm »
I think I may have found a mail-in place that might do this work

http://northridgefix.com/about-us/

They gave an estimate of $50
« Last Edit: May 05, 2020, 05:59:43 am by anwar.shiekh »

 

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