Originally Posted by Chancho
My Bravo D1 has finally given up the ghost afters years of good service.
If you had read back a few messages, you would find this solution:
A new loader will not
fix the problems!!!
Changing the loader is solving a symptom for a while (different PS load), not solving the problem. If the PS has not failed yet, it will. The original Fuss loader and the later EPO loaders will work just fine!
I have modded several dozen D1 players and have never seen a secondary failure. The D1 becomes robust and reliable.
Replace C1022 (1000uf @ 16v) with a higher rated voltage capacitor. You could use this 1000uf @ 35v
- its the nearest that Radio Shack has in their catalogue.If the replacement part is physically larger than the original
: Carefully bend the leads at 90 degrees
making sure they don't "short" together or touch any other component and set the replacement on its side tight to the board. In that instance, you should probably slide a bit of "spaghetti insulation" or heat shrink
(or use some plastic insulation stripped off a piece of small solid core wire) over the exposed leads of the new part. Then get a piece of foam the size of your little finger nail and squeeze it between the cap and the components below to prevent vibration. (The PS is a HF unit and you don't want the cap to physically vibrate.)
Also note that some of the other components are cemented to the board and that is not cap leakage.
Try not to remove the DC connectors as they are often glued in place too. Just pull out the two AC plugs and flip the board over on top on the loader to work on it.CAUTION. Make sure you observe that the polarity of the replacement matches the original part!!!!
I am building a special web page and will post everything
remotely related to the Bravos there but, in the meanwhile, I have to post this one image! PM me if you need additional help!
Many, many AVS members having difficulty identifying the correct capacitor on the power supply board. The "C1022" legend is hidden beneath the components and the markings on the cap are likewise hidden. So, to be very clear and save some members considerable damage:The circled capacitor is C1022 !!