Screenlogic not connecting; outside antenna went bad; got wet; corrosion

Tom Minahan

Member
Nov 23, 2014
10
Corona, ca
Had the unit for 3 years and now stopped working; cover always on....
Reset, no luck. Log out/in, no luck
Inside unit has flickering light.
No power light on the "antenna" board outside; there is DC current going there though (confirmed with voltmeter)
Called Pentair and said I need a new antenna (and the matching unit for inside the house, 522620)

NOTE:
Save yourself some money and keep the antenna moisture free (see picture of mine with corrosion)
Shop around....got it for 129.13 with shipping and tax; other places were around $200.
 

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ogdento

Bronze Supporter
Mar 30, 2015
398
Chico, CA
ugh, that really stinks.

the big smoke/char line on the rear right side of the board came out of a surface mount ferrite bead (FB801)... it should be able to pass a lot of current, so the wrong part definitely got wet!... probably the also-blackened step-down voltage converter (10-pin chip about 1/2 inch to the left of the burned bead)

Thanks for the pics!