Pronto pro not charging

GavinBrowne

Novice Member
Hi everyone,

My pronto pro has stopped charging. I have read on other forums that it is most likely that the solid state fuse has failed inside the docking station.

I just wondered if anyone else on the AV forums have had this problem and if so what did you do to get it fixed?

I am not even sure how to open up the docking station as there are no visible screws. If I could get it open without damaging it I am sure I could find someone locally who could replace the fuse.

any advice or help would be appreciated.

cheers,
 

alfablue

Standard Member
Hi Gavin

This may not help (design may differ), but on Pronto's the problem is usually the brass coloured connectors inside the battery housing. They sometimes benefit from careful / slight bending outwards to improve contact (do this at your own risk - but it fixed mine), then insert battery very carefully.

This also fixed prontos that were charging but not fully.

Finally, it's very likely you will find answers on remotecentral.com forums.
 

GavinBrowne

Novice Member
Richard,

Thanks for the reply and advice. I am pretty sure from my research on remotecentral forums that the problem I have is that a solid state fuse is blown inside the docking station.

I just can't get in!!!

cheers,
 

GavinBrowne

Novice Member
Hi again,

Just in case this helps anyone else in future. I got into the docking station following some advice from a guy on the remotecentral forums. You need to remove the 4 screws (under the rubber stickers on the base), then using an old credit card or something similar carefully prise the 2 halves of the docking station apart. It's very tight and I broke a couple of the internal lugs that hold the 2 halves together in the process. (no signs of damage when re-assembled thankfully)

Once inside, the problem did indeed turn out to be the solid state 0.5 amp fuse. It's now been replaced and everytrhing is working again.

Cheers,
 

Flimber

Distinguished Member
Gavin,

You might just have just helped me to fix mine :D :smashin:

Mike.
 

GavinBrowne

Novice Member
Mike,

I am delighted someone else has found what I discovered useful. If you need to know anything alse just shout!
 
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