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 Post subject: AV380 Not Charging.
PostPosted: Thu Jun 18, 2009 1:11 pm 
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Hello.

The AV380 turns on, H/Drive works.

But when plugged into a power point, it will not charge. I've taken it apart, checked for power at the back of where the DC goes, there is power there. But when I attach a vault meter to the battery terminals on the main board, nothing. :? :? :?

I have charged the battery through other means, so it's not the battery.

Thanks for any info on this.

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 Post subject: Re: AV380 Not Charging.
PostPosted: Sun Jun 21, 2009 3:48 am 
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common fault, if you trace the +ve on the mainboard (centre pin) you will come accross an surface mounted fuse, these have a habit of blowing. i bridged mine with solder as i thought that it wasnt really needed - it only really protects the battery and that should take any peaks in power easily especially as its only being supplied by a regulated transformer.
ive got some pics somewhere highlighing the fuse if you cannot find it, pm me as i dont often check this room
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 Post subject: Re: AV380 Not Charging.
PostPosted: Sun Jun 21, 2009 8:39 pm 
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Hello Roy,

Thanks for the reply, I will have another look. I can't remember seeing a fuse, but I will look again.

Thank you.

Shaun.

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 Post subject: Re: AV380 Not Charging.
PostPosted: Sun Jun 21, 2009 9:00 pm 
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Roy,

I have the 380 open infront of me, looking at it from the hard drive side. I can't see any fuse. Would I have to go from the screen side of the main board?

Thanks.

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 Post subject: Re: AV380 Not Charging.
PostPosted: Sun Jun 21, 2009 9:20 pm 
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Hello Roy.

Thanks matey, I've found it. It's WHITE, about 3mm long. I'm saying this, as I have attached something to the 2 sides of this white thing, and the battery started to CHARGE.

Thank you so much. =D> =D> =D> ;)

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 Post subject: Re: AV380 Not Charging.
PostPosted: Sat Dec 11, 2010 8:37 pm 
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Please help. I need to know where the fuse is located. Pictures? I have the back off and hard drive removed.


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 Post subject: Re: AV380 Not Charging.
PostPosted: Sun Dec 19, 2010 4:30 am 
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just follow the pin in the middle of the power input until you come to a white surface mounted fuse, that is the baby, just bridge it and the machine will start to work again.
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