Sometimes It Works....sometimes It Doesn't.
Posted 10 January 2005 - 09:55 PM
I replaced it with a Aladdin Live+ chip and it worked for about a week. During this week the box sometimes wouldn't turn off when you pressed the power button and finally it wouldn't boot at all, didn't even light up.
At this point I was getting pretty pissed about this since I've modded about 15 boxes succesfully and always been very carefull. I disassembled it and went over the LPC points with an iron and replaced the chip with a Aladdin XT chip.
It still pretty much the same story. The box will work for a while, I can switch it on and off and then after a few hours it won't boot up. During this time the box hasn't been moved around. I let it sit for a few hours and suddenly it works again.
So at this point I don't know what to do. I'm suspecting the power/eject panel but somehow that doesn't feel like that could cause erratic behaviour like this. Could it be the BT component that's fried?
All hints and ideas are very welcome... thanks..
Posted 11 January 2005 - 01:25 AM
is the fan blades clean or full of dust ... it seems to be a heat issue !
Posted 11 January 2005 - 04:53 AM
Posted 11 January 2005 - 07:09 AM
The fan is spinning and I don't think it's an overheating issue since the behaviour is so erratic ie. If it's running it can run for hours on end with no problems and sometimes it wont boot even after being shutdown over night.
That the box is grounding out somewhere is a more plausible possibility but still doesn't explain the very erratic behaviour.
Edited by dkcp, 11 January 2005 - 07:11 AM.
Posted 12 January 2005 - 04:12 PM
Posted 12 January 2005 - 05:56 PM
You said no power light no nothing when you tried to switch it on?
If so whip out the power supply and check the soldering on the mains input socket pins it may be cracked and would cause the intermittent boot problems.
It won't be the R3G3 BT resitor as the problems when this goes are usually that the box powers on as soon as you connect the mains to it.
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