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Topic: Schizo Alp? (17 lines)
1) From: europachris
Greetings, all.  Hope everyone had a safe 4th!
 
My Alp has recently gone a bit schizophrenic.  I've had it for probably 3 years at least, but it only has maybe 50 roasts on it.  I normally use my P1 conversion.  I recall I purchased it from a gent who had gone through 2 or 3 already under warranty, and this was his last new replacement.  He sold it without so much even taking it out of the box.  Needless to say, I got a pretty good deal.
 
Anyway, just recently it started acting funny.  It will be roasting along just fine, and all of a sudden it just shuts off and the LED display shows '08'.  I always crank it to '15' and stop by smell and sound.  It has done this on several different wall outlets.
 
I clean it religiously, and make sure there's no gunk buildup anywhere.  It acts like an intermittent contact on the incoming power that briefly interrupts long enough to reset the electronics back to square one.
 
I'll have to pick up a security Torx bit set and pop out the board and see if I can find a bad solder joint or something.  
 
Anyone with any hints?
Thanks!
Chris


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