Discussion Category:  Centrifuge

eppendorf 5810R board diagnostics

Error 6 has numerous causes, this unit was working until moved, now it's all error 6. Temp control works fine. Does anybody know if the service manual is worth the $$? I don't want to replace the freq conv bd if I can see a work around. I have several other svc manuals for eppendorf, but the tech support folks are so unhelpful, that I may just recommend replacing unit with another more servicable brand.
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Ryanlanglo

Can i get the manual for the older and newer 5810R please rlanglo@ucsb.org

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Ed S

I've just fixed an old 5810R with V2.0 f/w that had an Error 6. It was a supply voltage problem but it was the frequency converter that was creating this error. I measured it was only getting about 12Vac to it.

I traced the problem back to the main PCB and found there are 2 power relays that switch the 240V coming in from the main connector straight out the the cable that supplies the Frequency Controller. These relays were not passing current and dropping about 100V across the contacts.

Replacing both relays fixed the problem and the centrifuge is operating normally.

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OldNavy

The older version of the 58XX series are obsolete and no longer supported by Eppendorf.  5804, 5804R, 5810 below serial number 10,000 and 5810R below serial number 12,000.

If you have the part number you can order from their Customer Service line.  Many parts are no longer available.

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Simba

I can help you repair or repair for you.

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Simba

What serial number do you have?  If it is the older style centrifuge with Serial number <120000.  Go to Customer program # 10, and go through the test.  This should be detailed in the operators manual.

If SN>12000 then the Service Manual indicates "Program Memory is full"

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WarwickJon

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Hello!

I have an Eppendorf 5804R that is giving error 24.

The supplier recommended me to change the whole board, but I am actually looking for a more economical solution.

Anyone can help me on that error?

Thank you

 

We are having same problems and Eppendorf says that 5810R is NOT repairable if there are problems with circuit board. Do you know of any way to buy a new or used circuit board?

 

We recently received a main PCB direct to replace a faulty board. I'm suprised its no longer supported.

 

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MildredSaxon

Quote jayk

Hello!

I have an Eppendorf 5804R that is giving error 24.

The supplier recommended me to change the whole board, but I am actually looking for a more economical solution.

Anyone can help me on that error?

Thank you

 

We are having same problems and Eppendorf says that 5810R is NOT repairable if there are problems with circuit board. Do you know of any way to buy a new or used circuit board?

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MildredSaxon

I saw also some more information on repairing this 5810R. so I post the links. BTW, I am not affilicated with this.

http:// kfolta.blogspot.com/2010/11/repairing-speed-sensor-on-eppendorf.html

http:// kfolta.blogspot.com/2008/06/lord-of-eppendorf-5810r.html

 

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Ed S

How to separate the Frequency controller PCB from the metal base.

You need to desolder the connections between the PCB and the Metal base. There are about a dozen connections that come up from the metal base that wrap around the outside of the PCB and connect onto large pads. The wire links can just be touched with an iron and you can just lift the wire our of the solder pool.

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jchao
Hi Simba, Of course I remove the seal and removed all degraded sponge. Forgot to mention, when they run overheat, they smell electronic burn.
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