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jmlandry 2nd June 2010 08:27 PM

Please Help ID this... Diode?
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This red device (diode?) has a burnt area all around it. I assume the cap is bad along with a burnt resistor.

Is this a zenier diode? I do not have a schematic, however the back side of the board has the diode symbol and a long "Z" or "N" in front of it. I copied the markings off of the back of the board- they are on the pix, because they are hard to see through the burn marks. (see pix).

If it is a diode, what size would I replace it with???

Any help would be appreciated.


Netlist 2nd June 2010 08:38 PM

Hard to tell. A zener is usually drawn like this
From the looks it reminds me of an old 1N4148.
Could you reverse engineer that small part of the circuit?

jmlandry 2nd June 2010 10:10 PM

I just paid $5.00 for a junk schematic! Problem still not solved. Thanks for the input Netlist.

mjf 2nd June 2010 10:19 PM

yes,looks like a (z)diode.........
have you tried to measure it (with a dmm)?

jmlandry 2nd June 2010 10:21 PM

It looks like it got quite hot. I don't know if it would work???

The amp doesn't work, so I'm assuming that it is the faulty part. I got a junk schematic, maybe I'll chance it and replace it w/ a zenier?

mjf 2nd June 2010 10:39 PM

z diodes often run hot a little bit in operation.........
can you measure the voltage drop of this part?

jmlandry 2nd June 2010 10:43 PM


I get .665 one way and open the other way. Holy diodes batman! I guess that it is working. The resistor near it is shot and maybe the cap is bad, the cause of the strife.

I'm a parts changer, not a wiz.


mjf 2nd June 2010 10:58 PM

.........yes,looks like it is not burnt' through...........
btw cannot translate 'holy diodes batman' ?

jmlandry 2nd June 2010 11:03 PM

YouTube - Holy, Holy, Holy - Batman

mjf 2nd June 2010 11:11 PM

..........yes......sometimes we have here "holy arnold (schwarzenegger)" but doesn't help in electronics..............
good night.....1 am.............

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