Fix your PC 8529 router

This may be of use for somebody with a dead PC 8529 router sitting on the shelf.
My PC 8529 speed control failed after about 25 hours of use. I called PC and they were not very helpful. The part was no longer available; they would not fix it; company policy prevented them from sending me a schematic for the board. Basically, I could buy a new PC router or I could send it to them; they would convert it to a single speed router! The fact that it had very few hours on it didn't seem to phase him.
I found a helpful note from a few years ago that worked. The speed control board has 2 surface mounted capacitors. In my case, the one on the upper left corner of the board was bad. Found a replacement (22 microfarad 25 volt) in an old defunct TV board and installed it on the router. WORKS!
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On 10/3/2012 11:10 AM, Len wrote:

they were not very helpful. The part was no longer available; they would not fix it; company policy prevented them from sending me a schematic for the board. Basically, I could buy a new PC router or I could send it to them; they would convert it to a single speed router! The fact that it had very few hours on it didn't seem to phase him.

board has 2 surface mounted capacitors. In my case, the one on the upper left corner of the board was bad. Found a replacement (22 microfarad 25 volt) in an old defunct TV board and installed it on the router. WORKS!

But do you get Cable TV now??? ;~)
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Well done, sirrah!
More people need to do this type of thing. As the "makers" say... If you can't open it, you don't own it.
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This may be of use for somebody with a dead PC 8529 router sitting on the shelf.
My PC 8529 speed control failed after about 25 hours of use. I called PC and they were not very helpful. The part was no longer available; they would not fix it; company policy prevented them from sending me a schematic for the board. Basically, I could buy a new PC router or I could send it to them; they would convert it to a single speed router! The fact that it had very few hours on it didn't seem to phase him.
I found a helpful note from a few years ago that worked. The speed control board has 2 surface mounted capacitors. In my case, the one on the upper left corner of the board was bad. Found a replacement (22 microfarad 25 volt) in an old defunct TV board and installed it on the router. WORKS! =========================================================================================================================================I have that router. Never had a problem with it but if I do, it will turn into a single speed. I never use the speed control.
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On 10/3/12 12:41 PM, CW wrote:

Thank you for that wonderfully helpful contribution to the thread.
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On 10/3/12 12:41 PM, CW wrote:

Thank you for that wonderfully helpful contribution to the thread. ===============================================================You'reMusclegion welcome.
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On 10/3/12 12:41 PM, CW wrote:

Thank you for that wonderfully helpful contribution to the thread. ===============================================================You'reMusclegion welcome. ========================================================== Strike that. You're welcome.
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"Len" wrote in message
I found a helpful note from a few years ago that worked. The speed control board has 2 surface mounted capacitors. In my case, the one on the upper left corner of the board was bad. Found a replacement (22 microfarad 25 volt) in an old defunct TV board and installed it on the router. WORKS!
How did you determine that the capacitor was bad?
Tom
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On Thursday, October 4, 2012 9:33:57 AM UTC-5, Tom Dacon wrote:

We took it off and put the new one in. You can use a VOM in the resistance setting (I think) too.
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On 10/04/2012 07:33 AM, Tom Dacon wrote:

I sent in an old Dell MB was dying a slow death and finally wouldn't even boot up and displayed the visual clues shown on this site. They replaced every electrolytic cap on the MB and the computer has been running without failure for the last several years.
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