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#1688577 - 10/30/20 12:59 AM Aliens in my VS-840
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Because my last VS-840 went belly up due to a cracked main board, I found another fixer and bought it. This one was missing the zip drive face and when I opened it up to fix the zip, I found an odd small circuit board tacked onto the main board and spliced into the circuitry. None of my other VS-840's has such a board added in...this one also has a filter on the power supply output to the board. Strange things are afoot at the Circle K...take a look and see if you know what and why it was added to the board.

https://imgur.com/a/ImJF2eb

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#1688583 - 10/30/20 01:42 AM Re: Aliens in my VS-840 [Re: DCore]
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Can you take a couple more pics of where/what the red and 2 blue wires are connected to?

I am no expert, but there are some capacitors on the little board, so it might be something to make sure there is consistent power going to whatever those blue wires are connected to.

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#1688632 - 10/30/20 01:11 PM Re: Aliens in my VS-840 [Re: Wish]
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I posted a few more pictures. They may/may not offer the detail you seek. I am running the diagnostic and am not eager to open the back up again at this time. I guess I might be afraid of what else I might find!
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#1688786 - 10/31/20 03:15 PM Re: Aliens in my VS-840 [Re: DCore]
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Yeah....pretty strange.....I’d guess some sort of power conditioner/filter. I don’t know why. If the machine works, I probably wouldn’t be too concerned.
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