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General Category => NC100, NC200, PCW, PDA600 - the rest of the Family! => Topic started by: berks on 17:57, 03 September 19

Title: NC200 failure magically solved
Post by: berks on 17:57, 03 September 19

I started writing this post about my non-working NC200, but when I turned it on to record the failure (light goes on, nothing on screen, one beep is heard and it turns back off) it just worked! so I guess I'm writing this now to share my happiness with you all :)
Title: Re: NC200 failure magically solved
Post by: SkulleateR on 17:59, 03 September 19
Congratulation to your "repair"  :laugh:
Title: Re: NC200 failure magically solved
Post by: Bryce on 10:03, 04 September 19
I started writing this post about my non-working NC200, but when I turned it on to record the failure (light goes on, nothing on screen, one beep is heard and it turns back off) it just worked! so I guess I'm writing this now to share my happiness with you all :)

You'll be back soon. That sounds like the capacitors are starting to fail.

Bryce.
Title: Re: NC200 failure magically solved
Post by: berks on 11:41, 04 September 19
Ouch! Thanks for the heads up Bryce. I guess it's time to learn to solder before it's too late  :-X
Title: Re: NC200 failure magically solved
Post by: Bryce on 11:46, 04 September 19
I wouldn't do anything just yet. If it starts getting less reliable, crashing or not booting, then it's time to get out the iron.

Bryce.
Title: Re: NC200 failure magically solved
Post by: berks on 17:01, 05 September 19
I booted it up today with C batteries that I just received from Amazon and it's still going strong. I previously used a PSU from Simulant (I got one for the NC100 too) and this gives me a bit more mobility.


I couldn't resist to share a piccie of the NC200 with you all. Isn't it the prettiest thing ever?
Title: Re: NC200 failure magically solved
Post by: Bryce on 09:40, 06 September 19
The capacitors function is much less critical when running off batteries. You'll start to see non-booting / crashes much earlier when using a PSU.

Bryce.