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Old 09-14-2004, 11:52 AM
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I've just charged my JR 8103 with the wrong cord, I thought my little ID marker fell off in my move to Nevada but I was wrong...
The radio is dead, I removed the battery and charged it, it's OK but the radio is still dead and I could not find a fuse inside so I guess I'll have to send it to Horizon?
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Old 09-14-2004, 12:29 PM
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Check the fuse.......most of the time it will save your transmitter.
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Old 09-14-2004, 12:32 PM
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Check the fuse.......most of the time it will save your transmitter.
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Old 09-14-2004, 12:39 PM
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Hi,

The fuse on the 8103 is very difficult to find the first time. To find the fuse, turn the transmitter over and pull out the frequency transmission module. This is done by pushing in the two tabs and pulling on the module.

Once the module is out, look down into the cavity and you'll see a fuse hidden in the bottom.

Test the fuse when it is out, or take it to an electrical shop and have it replaced. You may want to pick up a spare at the same time. I fold my spare into a thin piece of foam and push it into the battery compartment.

It is very common for the fuses to go. Usually the light on the charger will not come on when the fuse is blown.

Hope this helps.

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Old 09-14-2004, 01:27 PM
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Thanks Wayne, that was it. I'm still not completely unpacked from my move so I can't find my JR manual.
Chuck

I was wrong about the battery, it discharged to the point where it will no longer take a charge OR it has a dead cell.
The fuse WAS blown and it takes a little dexterity to replace.
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Old 09-19-2004, 08:00 AM
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Hi Carlos,

I guess I hadn't flagged the thread to be notified of posts and missed your reply until now.

Thanks for letting us know that you got it fixed, glad I could help.

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Hi Wayne,
Not only was the fuse blown but the battery polarity was reversed, damaged a cell, would get hot while charging and you could see the the power draining to the bad cell with a volt meter. I did a good job on it, you can bet I won't "assume" I have the right charge cord from now on. $28.00 for a new battery and couldn't fly for two weeks.
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Hi Chuck,

I'm glad I could help - now go flying!

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