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Old 20th April 2004, 07:24 PM   #1
FrankDIY is offline FrankDIY  Canada
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Default Fixing a Monster Power HTS3500

Hello guys, a friend of mine is trying to fix a Monster Power HTS3500.

It seems to have a ceramic capacitor (blue cylinder) broken with the value 20lkd20. Do you have an idea about this?

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Old 4th November 2017, 10:10 PM   #2
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Rather than start a new thread, I'm bringing this back from the dead. I've had a second generation HTS 5100 for probably 8 years, and I bought it used fairly cheap.

It died the other day. No idea why.

Opened it up and immediately shook my head as it was so far above me.

I tested for mains power at the first board, so the circuit breaker is OK. I looked at the board where the On and Off momentary switches connect...there is 120AC.

Honestly, I'm at the level of putting together well documented projects from the forums following instructions.

I pretty much figure this thing has had a lifespan as expected.

The only thing I am wondering, is whether or not I can hack/cannibalize it so I could have some kind of simple power center that maintains some of the filtering without all the crazy bells and whistles. I need something to power my equipment.

I took a pic of the guts. All the supplies have relays controlling them. Not sure if there's a way to retain that whole board and use it along with other simple features.

Any feedback would be appreciated.

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Old 7th November 2017, 06:17 PM   #3
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I have a 5100 first version I use in my video system and was qiving out. Replaced the electrolytics and good to go again.

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