Toshiba Aplio XG
Q: When I press the start button of my Aplio XG, the fan of the motherboard starts spinning then stops after 2 or 3 seconds and the startup process cannot go any further. In addition, the start button doesn’t even respond after that and I have to completely cut the power off with the switch at the back of the machine. The same thing happens all over again when the system is powered on. Hopefully someone encountered the same problem and will be able to help.
A: Sounds like you have a high draw on a power supply. Most switchers will “chirp,” that is you can hear the chopper frequency on the line side as a brief chirp as the line tries to chop the incoming line and because of the load on the output, it will pretty much shutdown immediately. Hence the chirp sound, sometimes obvious, sometimes very hard to hear. Some supplies will shutdown and not allow repower until line voltage is removed for a short period. If the supply is a PC style, you can get power supply testers for these. If this is more like the ones in the older Accuson (or yours judging by the picture) you can start by unloading the supply. This thing looks suspiciously like an Accuson 512X. So, pull all the boards back from the back plane and see if power will come up and stay up. If so, put half the boards back in. If it stays on, put half the remaining boards back in and so on until it won’t power on. If it does not power up with all boards out, the PS may have an issue. If this is an Accuson clone, there is a suitcase-sized power supply that likely has the problem.
Konica Minolta AeroDR
Q: What type of an access point is used to configure AeroDR?
A: The systems I have use a Moxa AWK-3121 access point. I believe the newer systems use a different one, but I am not sure what type.
A: Aruba IAP-205 I believe is the most current.
Philips SureSigns VS3
Q: I have a Philips SureSigns vs3 and the power button is not working anymore. It was working yesterday and today it’s not working. Anyone have any ideas or how to fix it? I appreciate your help.
A: Philips had a big issue with those VS3 power switches a long time ago. They had a program that if you contacted Philips with the model and serial number, they’d send a box of 5 of the rubber switch sets to you. The power switch is part of the other buttons except for the knob encoder. So, you end up replacing all the membrane switches at the same time. It looks like Philips has a FCO on this part. You *might be able to get it replaced for free if you mention Field Change Order: FCO86201022A. Philips pn: 4535 641 01891 latest pn: 4535 642 42221
A: There is a problem that I found with an extremely low battery. The watchdog feature will “lock out” the power button, until you remove the battery and unplug the power cord. Then, re-insert the battery and plug into AC power. The device will restart, and the power button will work. You will then have to reset the date and time. The battery will be very low so plan to plug it into AC power for 2 to 4 hours to recharge.
A: 1) Unplug the device from AC power 2) Open the battery compartment door 3) Remove the battery 4) Re-insert the battery 5) Plug back into AC power 6) Unit is now active and the date and time will need to be set correctly.
Syneron-Candela GentleLASE Pro
Q: The screen does not work when the device is turned on. Can someone please help?
A: The display and the touchscreen are two different things. The display is how the CPU communicates to you, and the touchscreen is how you communicate with the CPU. So, the screen may not come on, but it can still be possible that the touchscreen is still functional. You typically know because of the sounds emitted to indicate touch. If the screen works, then you probably have a bad LCD display. If nothing works, then either you are missing power or the display assembly needs replacing.
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