Heres some pics of the supply, and the failed caps-
With all due respect, since you seem to be somewhat lacking in knowledge on what a power output transistor looks like, then your chances of identifying the problem are pretty low. Without a circuit dagram, someone who really knows what they are looking for will have to dig deep into their knowledge of circuitry to identify where the faults lie. As previously stated, your best bet is to simply replace the damaged capacitors, switch ON and if it works, all well and good. If it doesn't work, and you really want to keep it, then pass it onto a colleague who has the skills to trouble shoot. Otherwise you could well be throwing good money after bad, with little chance of success.
Should have just spend a bit more on a mastech. Don't buy these knockoff pos's. Its like 50-75$ more for something quality and protected against stupid mistakes like reverse polarity connection of a fla.
true, true.The transistors tested ok, so i'm just waiting for the new caps to see if thats going to fix it. The cap's in question, i'e heard nothing good about, so quality issues definately could have been the cause of failure just going off that.
Or the caps could have been from that bad batch made with the stolen seret suace electrolyte formula from a few years back. Nothing is certain, other than the quality of this supply fits in line for what i paid for it. Lesson learned.
Those caps do not just blow up out of the blue. You connected your battery backwards, and that blew them. Get over it, it has nothing to do with "cheap" capacitors. Even Nippon Chemicon's or ELNA won't tolerate that kind of abuse!// Per.
Checked pos/neg out for a short, and sure enough it beeped at me.