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I have a 11-1062-1 P3, 390E from 2018. Bought it new. Tested Ok when it arrived, then put it on the shelf. Took it down last week and it is COMPLETELY dead. No lights, sound, nothing. Remote will not find it. Put it on a isolated track to avoid a DCS signal, still dead so no conventional operation either. I remover the collector and tried jumper wires directly to the frame and the brass contact tab, still nothing. I have unplugged all connectors to make sure they were seated good, still nothing. Any other suggestions before I look for a repair shop.

thanks

Steve

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This is standard gauge so that pickup assembly can be an issue.  Does this have anything in the tender or is everything in engine?  I believe tender is a dummy.  I would remove the center pickup assembly and power directly to the internal tab and chassis frame while in the craddle.  If it powers up your issue is the connection between the pickup assembly and the internal tab on the engine.  G

@GGG posted:

This is standard gauge so that pickup assembly can be an issue.  Does this have anything in the tender or is everything in engine?  I believe tender is a dummy.  I would remove the center pickup assembly and power directly to the internal tab and chassis frame while in the craddle.  If it powers up your issue is the connection between the pickup assembly and the internal tab on the engine.  G

Bypassing the pick up was the first thing I did. Have had that problem a few times before. Nothing in the tender, everything is in the loco.

thanks

Steve

Last edited by Steve "Papa" Eastman

Yes there has to be life of some sort.  Some time the processor get scramble and all features would be off (lights and sounds) which might make you think it is dead, but smoke could be turned on, couplers fired and such.  So a feature or factory reset would turn all that on.  I see it most often on 5V boards when battery dead.  Engine sits dark and quite.  I have not seen that on PS-3.  So the head light should come on, or the engine should have loaded into DCS.  Factory reset is not going to fix those items despite it getting recommended by some.  Nother urban myth.

This is the case when you have an amp meter like on  a Z-4000 you can see if the board is drawing current but staying none responsive.  That lets you know the board is getting power.

If you are comfortable removing the shell, getting the connectors off the board carefully you could send just the board for testing.  G

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