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  • Help with 2008 Syncrowave HLP-1 code

    Last week I used my welder to weld some aluminum which I have basically never used it for until then, and it starting acting up. It works great for DCEN where I always use it. I am a hobbyist type welder so my machine looks new and has very low hours and I would guess less than 25 hours. Anyhow, I got a HLP-1 error and the manual says it's caused by:

    Help1 Display
    An SCR overcurrent or undercurrent condition has occurred.
    Turn power off and back on to correct condition.

    I called tech and was told it can happen on occasion and may not be a big deal and to check my spark gap. I checked and adjusted it although it seemed in spec or within a thousandths. Still get the HLP-1 error. The PC-1 board is like $1000 or $700 in some places and I am looking to send it out for repair but wondered if anyone else has had this issue and if the board repair places can fix a proprietary board if the cpu is the problem? I would also like to eliminate any potential user type errors like bad ground on anodized part etc that could cause this or any less expensive parts that could/should be checked or replaced before sending out maybe a pc-1 board that has nothing wrong with it.
    Thanks for any help,
    grumple
    Last edited by Grumple; 10-29-2014, 09:43 AM.
    Oxy/Ac Large Tanks
    Miller Swinger AC 180 (SOLD)
    Miller Syncrowave 250DX Runner with Pulser

  • #2
    Board failure, send out for repair. You can look at till your blue. You won't be able to fix nor trouble shoot it without test equipment. So bundle it up in a antistatic bag and send it off.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by cruizer View Post
      Board failure, send out for repair. You can look at till your blue. You won't be able to fix nor trouble shoot it without test equipment. So bundle it up in a antistatic bag and send it off.
      That is what I figured. Now I need to find a reputable repair place for a decent price. I have called a few and the part number for my board (231300) isn't in some of their systems. One place has a $450 charge whether there is something wrong with it or not but they include parts with that price if there is. Any good know repair places for this job?
      Thanks,
      Grumple
      Oxy/Ac Large Tanks
      Miller Swinger AC 180 (SOLD)
      Miller Syncrowave 250DX Runner with Pulser

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      • #4
        I'm in Canada so can't help you much, ask that guy with the Dynasty300. He sent his pc3 board in for repair somewhere.

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        • #5
          From the looks of another thread, he sent it to the company below. It appears he is happy with the repair. Google is your friend.

          EIC Repair
          17 Phillips Drive Southeast
          Cartersville, GA 30121

          770.956.7838

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          • #6
            Originally posted by kize View Post
            From the looks of another thread, he sent it to the company below. It appears he is happy with the repair. Google is your friend.

            EIC Repair
            17 Phillips Drive Southeast
            Cartersville, GA 30121

            770.956.7838
            Glad to hear that as I talked to Chad from EIC (earlier today) and he sounded quite confident they can fix the board with no problems. I talked to others that sounded like they would give it a try but did not have experience with that board or error message, or did not work on that board. And others that said it may cost $1000 - $1200 to fix the $700-$900 new board. I think EIC gets the job and I will report back after it is fixed.
            Thanks,
            Grumple
            Oxy/Ac Large Tanks
            Miller Swinger AC 180 (SOLD)
            Miller Syncrowave 250DX Runner with Pulser

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