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Power supply repair - Indigo2 - UPDATE

Unread postby chicaneuk » Mon Jul 20, 2015 8:01 am

My (at the time) recently acquired Indigo2 IMPACT failed about 4 months ago, and since then I've been patiently hoping a friend of mine will have some spare time to effect the capacitor replacement based on the guide published by Ian Mapleson - I've linked to the Google Cache copy as his copy seems dead? Clearly my friend is pretty busy as we've not been able to pin down a time to do this and I'd love to get my Indigo2 working in the meantime!

http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/s ... ent=safari

Anyway I did a bit of Googling around and turned up a company based in the UK who refurbish / overhaul power supplies. I looked on lists of known components and was surprised to see that the Indigo2 PSU I have is on a 'known list' of supplies they can quote for and work on:

http://www.advanceproductservices.co.uk/RepairsZ.html

Specifically the Zytec 22943507.

I've emailed to get an idea of a quote as I have no idea what the likely cost of this kind of work is. I'll update the thread if / when I get a response :) I guess it'll either go one of two ways - be surprisingly cheap, or more likely, horrifyingly expensive...
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Re: Power supply repair - Indigo2

Unread postby jan-jaap » Mon Jul 20, 2015 10:47 am

Now this is a deep dark secret, so everybody keep it quiet :)
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Re: Power supply repair - Indigo2

Unread postby chicaneuk » Mon Jul 20, 2015 10:49 am

jan-jaap wrote:Ian moved his site: http://www.sgidepot.co.uk/i2psu.html


Ahh great - thanks :)
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Re: Power supply repair - Indigo2

Unread postby chicaneuk » Tue Jul 21, 2015 2:20 am

Just as a follow up, had a few good emails this morning from the chap - he was initially reluctant to quote without having examined the power supply but subsequently said subject to the kind of work needing doing, it could be anywhere from £80 to £200. The survey / quote process is free so he's advised me to send in the power supply so he can quote more accurately so I've decided to get it sent in as given the skill required to work on these types of power supplies, that seems very reasonable.

Also has to be a better option than getting a second hand power supply as it'll come warrantied and there's nothing to say a second hand PSU wouldn't fail in exactly the same way.
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Re: Power supply repair - Indigo2

Unread postby urbancamo » Tue Jul 21, 2015 7:10 am

You are right with your last comment - I bought a 2nd power supply from Ian and it worked for a while and packed in. I don't hold that against him as clearly any stock is going to be 'vintage' these days.

Will be interested to hear on how you get on as I have an Indigo 2 Impact in the same state, in the UK.
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Re: Power supply repair - Indigo2

Unread postby urbancamo » Tue Jul 21, 2015 7:11 am

Oh, BTW, I did the mod recommended by Ian on my original supply and it didn't make any difference. Clearly there is more than one problem that can result in the same failure mode.
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Re: Power supply repair - Indigo2

Unread postby chicaneuk » Tue Jul 21, 2015 10:04 am

Will keep you posted!
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Re: Power supply repair - Indigo2

Unread postby uunix » Tue Jul 21, 2015 3:36 pm

I've got 3 dead octane power supplies, maybe he do our nekochan collective (at a massive discount).
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Re: Power supply repair - Indigo2

Unread postby chicaneuk » Wed Jul 22, 2015 1:10 am

I'm sure if he can fix this one for a fair price, he could end up seeing some good repeat business - I certainly read plenty about dead power supplies on this place!
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Re: Power supply repair - Indigo2

Unread postby Vladio » Wed Jul 22, 2015 7:53 am

uunix wrote:I've got 3 dead octane power supplies, maybe he do our nekochan collective (at a massive discount).


I've got two and would like to have at least one repaired. Since mine exploded I've noticed there's a few out there that have died. I just posted I was looking for someone to repair them to my FB account - might as well pee in the wind. Electronics repair is becoming a thing of the past in our disposable society.
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Re: Power supply repair - Indigo2 - UPDATE

Unread postby chicaneuk » Tue Jul 28, 2015 1:02 pm

Update.

Good news is they say that've repaired the power supply. Bad news is the bill is £190, and that I wasn't actually asked if I wanted to proceed - it was just done. So I pretty much have to pay it. In hindsight I'm not sure I would have gone ahead with it really as I don't think an Indigo2 IMPACT is an especially valuable system, but then looking around I doubt I could have found a good second hand power supply for anything less than £100 and at least this is warrantied for 12 months.

Ho hum. It'll be nice to have it running again I suppose!

I'll report back when I receive it and of course first time I fire the IMPACT back up!
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