Hey everyone! Need a spot of help figuring out what's going on with a friends Paragon.
The back story, a GPE rectifier board and Altek MPU were in this game and it worked properly for two years. No work was done to it, and it was not moved recently.
One day one of his kids turned it on and it just didn't boot.
The only problem's I found were TP3 the 12v was only putting out 10.2v and the MPU and Solenoid Driver were only getting 4.1-ish volts, and R1 was hot, like almost dangerously hot (I know resistors get hot, but this one was almost hot enough to actually burn you)
I was getting flaky readings on BR2 so I replaced it with a higher voltage rectifier with the same amperage (600v-35amp). Plugged everything back in and still got only 10.2c at TP3.
Like a dummy I forgot to check the resistance of R1 while I was there, but since it deals with the 48v I kind of figured it was not directly tied to this problem.
So, where should I go from here?
* ok, so I just read that this resistor may get up to 200 degrees F on the GPE schematics so never mind that...