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February 22, 2012
My Slingcatcher was accidently plugged into a 10V power supply and now won't power on at all.
As it is now a discontinued product and out of warranty I can't get it repaired by Sling.
I've dismantled it and performed a visual inspection of the components to see if I could spot any obvious issues. All of the components look fine expect for what I believe is a diode just above the input power socket on the circuit board.
This component is labelled as D10 and appears burnt and has a bulge on the side of it.
It appears to have the numbers "315" and the letters "KE" on the top of it as well as a symbol resembing a "B"
Can anyone identify what the component is from the attached photo and if so does anyone know where I could buy a replacement?
I'm based in the UK
February 22, 2012
I've now identified the manufacturer of the component as BrightKing from the "B" symbol on the component and it looks like the component is a Transient Voltage Suppressor http://www.brightking.com/en/subcate.asp?id=15&c=TVS . Unfortunatley I haven't been able to identify the exact component yet from the markings as these are somewhat distorted on the component and I can't be sure that they say "315" and "KE". I'm pretty certain that it says "15" and "K" but I'm not so certain about the "3" or the "E".
Has anyone got any photos of an undamaged board that might show the markings more clearly?
May 9, 2012
I replied to another thread with my current findings about my sling catcher. I found this part which seems like a match, but haven't installed it yet, as my D10 seems ok. I ordered a few just in case.
SMBJ5.0A-TR at mouser.com
Hope this helps.
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