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Old 05-19-2017, 07:33 AM
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Frustrated Dragon Power Supply Problem - Please help!

Hi all,

So, my Dragon started acting up yeterday and I found that the Auto Azimuth belt had to be replaced. Replacing the belt wasnt too hard, but after I had the unit back together, I plugged it in and... nothing. The counter lights up and thats all.

So I started investigating if I accidentally disconnected something... and I noticed that I smashed pin 1 of CN-34 a against the chassis, causing a short! Oh no...

I obviously fixed the short, but +12V on CN-34 and -12V on CN-10 are dead.
I measured resistance on the +12V pin of CN-34 and it shows a 70 Ohms resistance to ground, which I also think is too low. Not sure what is causing this.

I tested Q402 and it measures fine. Im not very familiar with the Dragon electronics so I have no idea what to look for and where. All I know is that this accidental short made something fail. Fuses are OK.

Im so sad right now, what was a simple belt change now made my Dragon an expensive paperweight!

I appreciate any input.

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