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Magnovox 515 DIED

post #1 of 14
Thread Starter 
Hi, new here,

My 16 month old Mag 515/F7 has no power getting in. I went to use it today and nothing, no power, no lites.........I switched outlets and checked to make sure the outlets were working and it is dead in the water.

Any suggestions as to where to start, is it fixable?

Thanks!!
Janice
post #2 of 14
There may be a fuse inside the unit that has blown?
post #3 of 14
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Originally Posted by janpan55 View Post

Hi, new here,

My 16 month old Mag 515/F7 has no power getting in. I went to use it today and nothing, no power, no lites.........I switched outlets and checked to make sure the outlets were working and it is dead in the water.

Any suggestions as to where to start, is it fixable?

Thanks!!
Janice

hi janice....

1 - unplug the machine for a good 30 to 60 minutes first... these machines take a while to actually bleed off power to all circuits... i seem to recall that some folks have had to wait up to 2 hours without power applied, in order for the machines to completely discharge.

if the above does not work, you may have to remove the cover to expose the little reset button on the main board of the machine. not too difficult to do...

in the case where power does not come on at all, just hit that button and hold it for a few seconds. holding the button pressed accelerates the discharge process ( as i have observed ).

also, you'll need to take a close look at the little fuse that's inside the unit, located at the rear left on the power supply board. this looks like a little automotive fuse. it could be blown if your machine took some sort of power surge.

rgds,
ron g
post #4 of 14
Maybe some people can post some photos for her to show what to look at?
post #5 of 14
Mine died the same way last week. I have an extended warrenty on it so I did not want to open it up.

I followed the proceedure in the stick thread and it worked.

- Unplug for 2 1/2 hours.
- Press and hold the power button on the machine.
- Plug in the power cord.

Worked like a charm. All recordings are preserved, but you will have to run the channel scan again.

-Bill
post #6 of 14
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Originally Posted by eaglecrest View Post

Mine died the same way last week. I have an extended warrenty on it so I did not want to open it up.

I followed the proceedure in the stick thread and it worked.

- Unplug for 2 1/2 hours.
- Press and hold the power button on the machine.
- Plug in the power cord.

Worked like a charm. All recordings are preserved, but you will have to run the channel scan again.

Now it might be helpful to look for the source of your problem, which is usually Tuning Interference, as described here.

Freezing after running fine for long time often comes from tuning interference caused by a change in your channel lineup, like the addition of a problematic ION channel, duplicate channels, etc., as described in the linked help file.

If you had a power outage, which might also have contributed to your problem, consider a UPS as described here?
post #7 of 14
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Originally Posted by Cyclone82 View Post

Maybe some people can post some photos for her to show what to look at?

A photo of the power supply is found in this post:

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...8#post21061838
post #8 of 14
Thread Starter 
Oh my gosh!! You guys are awesome!! I don't have issues with opening up the unit and checking out the fuse and/or reset button. I recently put a new "wiring harness" (automotive terminology, I guess it is really called the power supply) in an old XP Computer and I have done DVD players, ram........... I am a do it yourselfer from way back.

Checking here first was the best decision!! Thanks for the picture too.

So I will wait for the next couple of hours and do the soft restart. If that doesn't do it I will procceed further!!

Thank so much!
Janice in sunny Stanwood, WA
post #9 of 14
Thread Starter 
The soft reset worked, I am so darn pleased I am beside myself!! I can't believe what an easy fix that was. Good to be up and running, the grandsons love their special programs I have recorded for them, especially their Toddler Tunes.

Thanks again to everyone, I have book marked ALL of the suggestions just incase there is a next time but with a different problem.

Living in an even sunnier Stanwood, WA,
Janice
post #10 of 14
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The soft reset worked...

And yet another satisfied customer.
post #11 of 14
This is a heart warming story. Glad to hear she got the thing working again. I know how the "what do I do now" feeling comes over me when something goes haywire.
post #12 of 14
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Originally Posted by DigaDo View Post

A photo of the power supply is found in this post:

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...8#post21061838

I'll attemp the soft reset again.

I observe a small cylinder shaped fuse simiairl to a old fashioned auto fuse is in fact a auto fuse curious what size it is?

also where is the reset button located is it a actulle button or a small hole I must press a pin into?
Thanks STB
post #13 of 14
reset sucsessfull diffenity checking into a surge protecter,
STB
post #14 of 14
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Originally Posted by stevethebrain View Post

also where is the reset button located is it a actulle button or a small hole I must press a pin into?
Thanks STB

The reset is on the main board and is labeled as such. It is a true button style switch.
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