VID-280 Finally going bad. :(

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VID-280 Finally going bad. :(

Postby VectorRoll » Mon Jul 01, 2013 7:00 pm

Well one of my VID-280 blocks is finally going bad. :(
I have had it for six years and it ran strong. I still have one left that has not shown signs of leakage. Being that I had it so long it is well past the one year warranty. Which brings me to some questions.

Can be fixed some how?
What it looks like is that the seal between the two halves has gone out. The two halves look to be secured buy little allen screws.
So I am wondering:
Is it possible to find out how these two halves are sealed? Is it just by pressure or is their some sort of compound or gasket that goes between the two halves?

Here are some pics of what it looks like.

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Re: VID-280 Finally going bad. :(

Postby Izerous » Tue Jul 02, 2013 8:38 am

I have taken a few of these apart (not specifically a 280 though). I suggest taking it off the card at this point so you can clean the block and work on it more easily.

Remove all of the screws on the silver section
Gently pry apart
Remove giant formed o-ring
clean thorughly
inspect o-ring for damage, and other components

The next part is more difficult. Chances are the giant o-ring is damaged. Due to it's age Koolance may or may not have replacements, thus you will need to track down a replacement.
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Re: VID-280 Finally going bad. :(

Postby VectorRoll » Tue Jul 02, 2013 10:52 am

Thanks for the reply. That is exactly what sort of info I was looking for.
I'll take it apart and see how it looks. Hopefully I can get it back up an running again.
Thanks again. :)

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Re: VID-280 Finally going bad. :(

Postby Mikesnow » Sun Jul 07, 2013 4:52 pm

Yup what he said should be an o-ring. Normally I would replace the o-ring if you can get a new one from koolance. I have 2 of those cards and blocks sitting in a box in my closet. lol I never had one leak, but I did break em down clean em every year with a water swap, but I only used em for like 2 years so I only did that once.
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