Picked up a fixer that has a ps2 3v board set with a cap blown off the top board. Im sure i can buy a new cap of the same value but soldering it in knowing how delicate these boards are is scary. What are chances the board is still good and does anyone repair these?
Best to ask gunrunnerjohn. Ugh, or stan2004
no not worth the effort it is not a ps 2 3 volt board that is a ps2 5 volt board and that is a very common failure!!! very unlikely you can get it repaired usually when the blows it destroys the board and ps2 5 volt are not designed to be taken apart as ps2 3 volt which can be separated !
That's the cap that I see failed a vast majority of the time. My suspicion is that diodes go and cause it to receive AC which cooks it. I have to agree with Alan, when I see that, it goes into my junk board box.
Thanks guys. I saw what looked like a 3v charging port on the gangle of cables in the tender but it must have been for something else that was missing.
ill have to decide if i want to go to ps3 or err.
Well, the PS32 board will be the easiest way to go, and a full TMCC upgrade for steam will be more expensive. If you run both, I'd suggest the PS32 board with the 5V black connectors, it's about 90% plug-n-play. You remove the charging harness and swap the speaker out for a 4 ohm one.
Ill probably need a new tether as the old one is a mangled mess. The engine wiring looks ok. Are compatible tethers still available?
It it just tangled or is it damaged? You can untangle the tether, saves the work of grafting a new one on.
I think some wires were pulled out of the connectors and an extra wire was run from the tender to loco outside the tether. Ill have my mth repair guy take a look and see if it can be saved