optimod 2300 boots to blank screen

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Nathaniel Steele
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optimod 2300 boots to blank screen

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Hello all, I was given an optimod 2300 a few years back and I have a use for it now but it powers up to a blank screen Actually there is a _ top left. passes no audio. Looks like it won't boot to me. is there a recovery procedure? maybe a dead internal battery? something else?

Anyone ever seen this?

thanks

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That sounds like it's not even booting-up. Like anything else, many of the failures like this are power supply-related. Might be a dead +5V supply.
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There is a battery which is probably dead if it has been sitting around without power for years. IIRC it powers the internal time of day clock. The presets and firmware are in non-volatile flash memory but that has been known to be corrupted under certain conditions. Unfortunately it is not on a card and cannot be field-replaced.

Have you contacted Orban?
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Nathaniel Steele
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Haven't contacted orban yet, Figured I'd see if I could get it going first...looks like it's time to pop the cover...well maybe next week anyway.

Thanks.

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