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post #1 of 2 Old 10-21-2013, 08:07 PM - Thread Starter
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I have a 5500 that seems to have a power supply problem. It froze up, and then wouldn't turn off. I unplugged it, opened it up, dusted out, replugged it and it worked for a couple of hours. Then it didn't turn off again and wouldn't show any video. Now it won't turn on. I see some "browning" where the orange wires go into the connector, which is why I think it's a power supply problem.

I have a second replay that I don't use, I think it's a 5000. Can I swap out the power supply? And are there any instructions out there? I mean, I can probably unscrew and unplug and replug and rescrew... but maybe there are some subtleties, like how to unplug that 12 pin connector? Is there a catch?

Thanks for any advice! I love my old Replay. I wouldn't know what to replace it with if I had to.
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RTV power supply is always the problem mainly due to failing caps. If you want a little adventure, and it's not so hard to do, replace the caps yourself. There are tons of info online on how to replace bad caps. A good resource is badcaps.net.
To answer your question regarding swapping out the power supplies. Yes, 5500 and 5000 series PS are interchangeable since they are identical.

Good luck!
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