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zephyr
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Help me (again) with my dead Photobridge

Fri Dec 22, 2006 10:36 pm

Hello guys,

Once again my Photobridge is not working. :( I repaired the power supply about a year ago by replacing two of the capacitors.

Current symptoms are that upon plugging in the unit that the green vertical light next to the button on the far left of the front panel flickers intermittently. It seems to flicker about twice per second and may actually go dark for several seconds before flickering again. Green busy LED to the right of the flash card slots remains dark at all times. NO video output. Using buttons on right of the front panel in an attempt to cycle through any of the video modes produces no results.

I have not removed the unit from the rack to check internal LED indicators or voltages.

Will replacing the power supply be worthwhile or does it seem like the main board is damaged?

-Zephyr
 
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Sat Dec 23, 2006 9:54 am

Had the exact same problem with my 2nd unit. Board was fried ... Trashed it and been hoping to find something else since :(

Patrick S.
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zephyr
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Sat Dec 23, 2006 11:18 am

I take it then you believe the mainboard to be fried and a power supply replacement would do no good?
 
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Sat Dec 23, 2006 2:41 pm

Yup, thats about it ... Voltage were all good, got some led activity but no display. A couple of hours later, the thing completely went out.
Maybe some others on the board might have other ideas. In my case, since I am no expert, I admitted defeat in front of my new brick :(
Patrick S.
Roku HD1000 (revived!), R1000 x2, M1001 x2

Linksys NSLU2 with Firefly

Netgear WGR614,JGS516,GS608,GS605 x3
 
zephyr
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Sat Dec 23, 2006 11:07 pm

Patrick,

Thanks for the reply.

All,

If I bought a working replacement of the Photobridge, and then did the power supply replacement to one external to the Roku cabinet --- thus eliminating the heat issues --- would it still be a matter of (short) time until I have mainboard issues? Or would such a thing have a reasonable expectation of more than one or two years of service?

-Zephyr

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