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Hi, I am after a Bell Fruit Scorpian 2 PSU.

Mine has decided to die!

Symptoms of death: Would not power on initially (took a few attempts), and now will not work at all (I can here a faint humming coming from the PSU). No lights on the Motherboard.

Although when it failed to power up (when it was somewhat working) the board would be lit and on a second or third attempt it would power up.

Prices for item and postage please, or I can pick up if local ish to Oldham.

Can supply my old for a part x.

Fanks.

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Got rid of all my Scorp2 Fruits a while back but do have an old PSU in the cupboard with  a broken fuse holder so never got round to checking it , your more than welcome to take it in its entirety ..Might not be worth Posting if its a duff un so if your ever near Nottingham drop us a message 😉

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I took a gamble and got one off ebay, 32.50 inc. postage, takes 30 seconds to show any sign of life, and then works! I don't know if that is the norm but it is working so I am happy with it.

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Yes on the first attempt, I plug it in, 30 seconds later it boots up and works fine. It's like it needs to warm up first.

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Warm up,has it got valves in,thouggt it was solud state 😁

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Ive found scorp 2 psus to be bullit proof apart from crap fuse holders, and rarely  a dry joint on the main board

Check connections on the long plug inside when viewed from upside down 

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6 hours ago, RoadHogMad said:

Yes on the first attempt, I plug it in, 30 seconds later it boots up and works fine. It's like it needs to warm up first.

That says dried-up electrolytic capacitors to me.

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1 hour ago, sam20sam said:

Ive found scorp 2 psus to be bullit proof apart from crap fuse holders, and rarely  a dry joint on the main board

Check connections on the long plug inside when viewed from upside down 

My crimp connections caught on fire lol

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Are you about the big blue things in it that look like them large c batteries? 

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yes i would say the main smoothing caps all dried up

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That plug with the multi coloured wires

that plugs into the PSU is prone to overheating.

This is when you see scorch marks inside the plug.

Eventually it will lose connection and not boot.

Common fault.

Yes...the fuse holders are a pain too. Another common fault.

Not all PSU's have the same fuse holders either.

Too add,there are at least 2 types of scorp2 PSU's as well.

These are compatible with each other though but the  mains input

and the board to psu plug will be in a different position.

The dome may be at the front or the back depending where your board

is situated as some are inside the machine,and some are on the back door.

The PSU's are pretty solid though imo.

 

 

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Had it on for 1/2 day at the weekend, fired it up on Monday evening and it booted straight away, maybe it needed a run! 

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Sounds like it's on it's way out. Enjoy it while it lasts. No PSU should need to "warm up" for correct operation ;)

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I may be able to grab a couple of these

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FRUIT58, is it possible just to extract the board with the capacitors on and send that to you? The whole unit will cost about £30 for a 2 way post.

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2 hours ago, RoadHogMad said:

FRUIT58, is it possible just to extract the board with the capacitors on and send that to you? The whole unit will cost about £30 for a 2 way post.

Send it Hermes. Post Is about £6 just make sure it’s well packed! 

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Pretty sure I was quoted £12 with them when I checked, hence me saying is it just worth sending the board

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Yes the board should come out, I repaired one for a guy with a club cops n robbers! 

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1 hour ago, RoadHogMad said:

Pretty sure I was quoted £12 with them when I checked, hence me saying is it just worth sending the board

Was only 6 for me, under 15kg I think 

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A good tickle with a soldering iron wouldn't be a bad idea, I  think I can see some cracked solder joints.

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