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    2140 issue

    I have Xenarc MP SC 8 and ran it off a 1900 for years. The 1900 gave out about a month ago and I just installed the 2140.

    It worked on the bench but when I installed into the vehicle I noticed a bad smell and then a tad of smoke coming out of the 2140. I immiediately pulled the power from it.

    Now it makes a strage whirring sound and it is not the fan, rather the 2 small cylindrical components by the output plug. It powers on and the LED comes on/blinks, but it will not power the computer. I plugged the computer into the wall and it is still working.

    Any ideas?? p.s. I made sure the DLYON was not shorting on anything as well...

    One other thing, I changed the hard drive in my Xenarc from a 60g 2.5 t a 120g 3.5 Is this causing a startup issue possibly and hard on the start up controller??

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    Have you tried to hook it up to a PC via USB? The PSUmoni application can be found here:

    It's also probably worth posting on the Carnetix support forums.

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    hooked it up PSUmoni shows connected but no status lights. Checked the fuse too. I get the LED light on the unit, but no power to the computer.

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    Can you take a pic of the components? Is it black cylindrical (diodes) or aluminium-covered-in-a-plastic-sheeth cylindrical (capacitors)

    Do not use this to power your carputer before we ascertain what the problem may cause unwanted problems.

    If you smelled burning components, and saw smoke, you fried something.....
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    It was the capacitors that were smoking. Fortunately I unplugged it quick. I bench tested the computer afterwords and it is still good. Already sent the 2140 back for repair/exchange.

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