Smoking Autowinder!

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  1. Tjack

    Tjack TPF Noob!

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    Ok i did something dumb...

    I put rechargable batteries in my Olympus Winder 2 for my Olympus Om-2,
    and it stopped working, so to test the power supply i plugged in an ac plug into my car and into the 4-6v dc socket.
    I turned it on.
    it started making slow whining moving noise, but then it started smoking from the winder.
    I unplugged it and turned it off, I haven't even tried to put new batteries in to try it again,
    my question is, is it just ruined? or should i try new batteries,
    should i get it fixed?

    :confused::gah:
     
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    Battou No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I'd have it looked at...just because.
     
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    Tjack TPF Noob!

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    ok new normal batteries didnt work so its broken,
    so i opened it up (more bad ideas!) and located a single part on the circuit board that is fried.
    now i just have to read the repair manual and figure out what part it is and I'll try to replace it.
    i have experience in welding circuit boards
     
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    Tjack TPF Noob!

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    turns out it was a 22uf capacitor,
    does that make sense?
    would that blow first?
     
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    Actor TPF Noob!

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    On a circuit board anything could blow first. In turn that could cause something else to blow. Just remember the second rule of engineering: "Keep the blue smoke inside the wires."
     

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