View Full Version : Blew a resistor.....Help!!!!

06-24-2003, 06:24 PM
I blew a resistor on my VT 4000 board after I cleaned it.
Before this my monitor kept "FUZZING" out on me every couple of minutes. That's why I decided to clean it.

The resistor was one the orange ones on the RAM board.

Question: what specification is it and can I do the repair myself.



Jim Capillo
06-25-2003, 04:59 AM
Save yourself a lot of grief and hassle and send it in to Newtek for repair :cool:

Jim Wainscott
06-26-2003, 12:24 PM
I'm not sure how much experience you might have as an electronics tech so here goes...

It is possible you weren't using proper precautions against static electricity hence you may have zapped a transistor, IC, or some other semiconductor component that draws current through the now burned up resistor. That semiconductor component may have been shorted to ground when you touched the board, thus when you powered up the board, too much current was drawn through the resistor.

Metallic debris like solder balls or flakes (possibly relocated during your cleaning process) can also cause shorts in which case that is the fault of Newtek quality control (unless you did some bad soldering on the board yourself).

Much more I could say on this subject but I'll let this suffice for now.