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    Squeezebox Classic V3 dead?

    My SB Classic (V3 for sure) has been my number one music player for the last 15 years. Connected with my 25 year old Sony Integrated Amp it never failed on me.

    Untill today...

    The display won't wake up. I power-cycled the unit, unplugged the power adapter for more than 5 minutes before reconnecting. Nothing. I hear a popping sounds when connecting the power with my amp powered on. So I guess the power adaptor is working.
    I can see the SB connecting on LMS ("Woonkamer")

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    (version Logitech Media Server Versie: 8.1.1 - 1610364019 @ Thu Jan 14 06:27:19 CET 2021) and I can play a tune without any errors occuring in the LMS log.

    This is the info of the connected "Woonkamer" Squeezebox:

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    Whatever I do, there is no display and no music! This is bad. Any ideas?! Is this the end of my SB Classic!!??
    Last edited by slimmert; 2021-09-02 at 09:25. Reason: Made a mistake in version, it's V2 instead of V3, no it isn't, the firmware says v2 but the hardware is a v3.

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    Seems the SBv3 player name in the webgui was some kind of cache. The player is no longer visible. My router doens't show the SBv3 either.

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    There is a long discussion on possible issues over here: https://forums.slimdevices.com/showt...-Consideration, that would be a good place to start. I would suggest to first check if the power supply still provides sufficient power, and the next step would be to check the internal wifi card - with a broken wifi card the device will not properly start up (if the squeezebox is able to start without the wifi card, then the wifi card has to be replaced or at least the broken card has to be removed). If its neither the power supply nor the wifi card, then most likely the capacitors have to be replaced, but that's not that easy. Good luck!
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    Quote Originally Posted by df77 View Post
    I would suggest to first check if the power supply still provides sufficient power
    Failing power supplies is perhaps one of the most common causes of "dead" Squeezeboxes, and it's definitely the right place to start, but there is a little caveat when it comes to testing.
    If you decide to test the power supply by measuring voltage, please note that it must be connected to the Squeezebox. Measuring without anything connected could give a perfectly good level, but once it has to drive the Squeezebox it may buckle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alfista View Post
    Failing power supplies is perhaps one of the most common causes of "dead" Squeezeboxes, and it's definitely the right place to start, but there is a little caveat when it comes to testing.
    If you decide to test the power supply by measuring voltage, please note that it must be connected to the Squeezebox. Measuring without anything connected could give a perfectly good level, but once it has to drive the Squeezebox it may buckle.
    Amen.

    Today my bedroom Squeezebox Boom seemed to fail. Switched power supply. Works like a charm. To me it has always been the darn power supplies. I wonder how many people have assumed their squeezeboxen are "dead" and acted drastically, when in fact it was just a failing power supply.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pablolie View Post
    Amen.

    Today my bedroom Squeezebox Boom seemed to fail. Switched power supply. Works like a charm. To me it has always been the darn power supplies. I wonder how many people have assumed their squeezeboxen are "dead" and acted drastically, when in fact it was just a failing power supply.
    It happened to me yesterday on a duet. It was an original Logitech power supply and its trie that Iĺve replaced many of these over time. The most robust from far seems to be the Boom 12V
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    You guys were right. I placed a bid on a local second hand SBv3 with power supply. Once I got it, I connected the "new" power supply to my own SB, it powered on instantly. I have used my setup since 2007. I never had any issue whatsoever. The reason I "acted drastically".

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