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  1. #1
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    squeezebox3 troubleshooting

    My old squeezebox3 recently went off for no obvious reason, while listening to a remote radio stream.

    Power brick output is fine.

    When power is applied:
    - nothing is displayed
    - "special IR keys" do nothing
    - ethernet link goes up (switch sense 100mbps peer)... so its not "completely dead"
    - yet, no network traffic

    Opening the thing reveals:
    - no charring/burning/damage
    - no obvious capacitor leak or damage
    - pcb is labeled "slim devices willy 20050630"

    Advice or schematic welcome!
    Thanks in advance

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    The first step I would take would be to remove the wifi daughter card, if that blows the unit won't start. I have revived 2 SB3s with this (and replaced the daughter card to completely revive them).

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    Removing WiFi board is good advice. Also, try to measure power supply output when connected to the SB3. I've seen power supplies that had good voltage when not loaded but dropped to around 3V when connected to the SB3.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alfista View Post
    Removing WiFi board is good advice. Also, try to measure power supply output when connected to the SB3. I've seen power supplies that had good voltage when not loaded but dropped to around 3V when connected to the SB3.
    It's a really old Slim Devices branded model with no wifi, nothing to remove.

    I measure 5.058V on the input, with ethernet link up.

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    No idea? What a sad end for such a nice product...

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    No WiFi? I think the SB Classic 3 always shipped with it, just like its predecessors (Classic 2 and 1). Can you post a photo of the board?
    Do you see a red light in the digital optical output? Does it flicker?


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    Quote Originally Posted by JoeMuc2009 View Post
    No WiFi? I think the SB Classic 3 always shipped with it, just like its predecessors (Classic 2 and 1). Can you post a photo of the board?
    Do you see a red light in the digital optical output? Does it flicker?
    SB3=Classic (different form factor compared to SB and SB2).
    Original SB3's were indeed available w/o wifi (I have a Slimdevices branded SB3 which is non-wifi).

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    A very long time ago, my SB3 stopped working and it turned out that one of the daughter cards had worked loose (not the wifi...maybe the display? It was a while ago). There is a multi pin header like the GPIO header on a Raspberry Pi. Try pulling the daughter card off, then reseating it.

    Good luck.

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