Akai MPC2000XL electrical problems
bought off ebay. bare minimum spec and i havent installed anything either.
powered on for first time - LCD and lights come on, crackling sound from the power supply corner of the unit. dead.
try again - same again
try for third time - nothing. and nothing from now on
opened up and fuse appears to be fine and no signs of damage to any power supply boards(doesnt really mean much though eh?).
only concern is the top board which hosts the buttons and data dial looks like its sort of burnt in some way? or victim of acid. its brown with white outline. trying to get a loan of a camera to upload pics of this.
ive searched mpc-forums.com but none shed much light.
i replaced the fuse anyway and it came back to life in its prior struggle but continued to crackle away even after the lights died.
im just hoping somebody might have an inclination as to what might be going wrong that would cause this electrically just incase it can be something small and fixable before ordering a whole new PSU etc