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#276250 - 2018-05-21 22:01 G68 Repair New Zealand
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I have a G68 that blew a fuse. I replaced the fuse once and the replacement blew immediately.

I conclude I have a power module fault.

My question is; Does anyone know if and where I could get this serviced inside New Zealand?

Thanks in advance.

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#276252 - 2018-05-22 02:59 Re: G68 Repair New Zealand [Re: Carlton]
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I have disassembled the G86.

The power supply inside has probably been replaced before, because the connector on the end of power lead from the on/off switch at the front has lost its connector and is now hard soldered onto the PSW unit PCB. Nicely done, all carefully wrapped.

Does anyone know where I can buy a new PSU unit?

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#276259 - 2018-05-22 08:05 Re: G68 Repair New Zealand [Re: Carlton]
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For a replacement of the same power rating ECM40UT31.

Or with a higher power rating, which is the one I would go for given the small difference in price ECM60UT31.

A picture may help, its not clear what you mean about the soldered wire. Normally the earth lead is soldered to the PSU but the live and neutral go into a two pin connector.

Also be aware that you should also replace the capacitors on the backplane/motherboard at the same time as the PSU.


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#276260 - 2018-05-22 09:50 Re: G68 Repair New Zealand [Re: Tarik]
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If the power supply failure popped a fuse rather than a slow fail that had chance to do more collateral damage you may be lucky that just replacing the power supply is all you need. Certainly worth a look for any obvious bulging capacitors but replacing these moves this from a DIY job, for me, to finding somebody who knows what they are doing, Tarik obviously does!

Good luck, the PS swap should be easy for most folks. Your soldered connections does make life slightly harder.

Richard

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#276279 - 2018-05-22 20:31 Re: G68 Repair New Zealand [Re: Richard W]
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It will almost certainly be more than just the PSU.

You will need the motherboard caps to be replaced, also many of the cards should be fully checked.

All the Best


Marc Koval
The Repair Shop
404-585-1102
marc<dot>koval<at>gmail<dot>com

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#276306 - 2018-05-24 12:19 Re: G68 Repair New Zealand [Re: Marc Koval]
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Thanks Mark, I guess I was just very lucky with mine.

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