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I have a SA-BT330 that suddenly will not power up. Instead I

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I have a SA-BT330 that suddenly will not power up. Instead I hear 2 clicks and that's it. Watched a disk 5 hours ago and now suddenly poof.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Camera and Video
Expert:  Louie replied 1 year ago.

Hi and welcome to JustAnswer,

Thank you for the question and your patience. Should you still need assistance for information purposes only...

Initially, the described symptom almost always point to an internal hardware issue or more particularly, possibly auto-protect mode is kicking in where potential suspects after a review of the Service Manual are:

  • • low or missing secondary voltage(s) of the SMPS circuit (least likely);
  • • cold solder issues (likely);
  • • faulty output module(s) / IC5100 and/or IC5200 of the D-Amp circuit (most likely).

All of the above would require that the SA-BT330 be opened up for visual inspection, voltage/continuity/resistance checks, confirm faults and effect repairs.

Are you then considering a DIY (do-it-yourself) repair approach? If yes, do you have access to and familiar with a multi-meter and even perhaps a soldering iron?

Please post back how you would want to approach this and/or should additional information be needed.