Gen 1 Radion XR30 issue

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Ecotech Radion XR30 Gen 1
When I plug it in the lights go on quickly then off and fan remains running.. red/green light blinking... I have read that this may be a hardware issue.... my question is, can this be fixed WITHOUT sending to Ecotech? Think it would cost too much $$ to send in. Anyone have this issue that got fixed?
I hooked it up to my Reeflink and did a reset and all of that and still no help.
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The fact that the fan is still running means that it's not failing due to overheating. I'm 99% sure it's a hardware issue. Could be a failed board component, or some corrosion. It's likely fixable, but will require some soldering equipment.
I recently fixed a similar problem with a newer light here:
https://www.reef2reef.com/threads/radion-lights-board-level-repair.774331/
Sending an old light to Ecotech at this point will not help at all as I believe they are no longer servicing anything older than Gen4 and instead offer a very very small discount towards a new light.

Where are you located? I'm thinking of offering an out of warranty mail-in repair service for these lights that would be more reasonable than ecotech and will actually get your gear working again.
 

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The fact that the fan is still running means that it's not failing due to overheating. I'm 99% sure it's a hardware issue. Could be a failed board component, or some corrosion. It's likely fixable, but will require some soldering equipment.
I recently fixed a similar problem with a newer light here:
https://www.reef2reef.com/threads/radion-lights-board-level-repair.774331/
Sending an old light to Ecotech at this point will not help at all as I believe they are no longer servicing anything older than Gen4 and instead offer a very very small discount towards a new light.

Where are you located? I'm thinking of offering an out of warranty mail-in repair service for these lights that would be more reasonable than ecotech and will actually get your gear working again.

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