Hello everyone, I just purchased a powerpod 740 from ebay and it worked for about 10 minutes before it smoked then stopped working. Go figure! It appears to be the DFX board which is at fault. Can anyone forward the service manual for this unit to me?
Maybe someone could tell me where I could find parts?
Is there any way to bypass the DFX board since it is not needed in my case?
DFX Board bypass on phonic powerpod 740 plus or delux
If this is a mixer with the 2 digit LED display for the effects, and the rotating selector switch with the 'push to lock in' the effect type, then the effects board is a separate unit that attached via a miniature dip connector on it's underside. You can definately run without it by removing the 4 screws that hold it on and gently lifting it off the main mixer board assembly.
You need to ask yourself why the board toasted in the first place before just replacing it, other wise you'll end up with 2 pieces of toast with your breakfast!!
You can order parts from Phonic, and I believe they actually offer a flat rate repair service for the plus and deluxe series of powered mixers (you pay the shipping both ways.)
Could you please email me the service manual too? My email address is [email protected].
Some idiot I work with blew our 740 by turning the master output on maximum. Now the only thing heard through the output is static. All four outputs are broken, and nothing appears to have popped/burned/left a visual mark on the amplifier board. The mixer board works perfectly.
I haven't yet had the chance to try to fix the amplifier with a multimeter in hand, so I have no idea what may be wrong.