Introduction : Aircon pcb repair
It is a given that household appliances will stop working or get faulty one day since we use them on a daily basis. Today I would like to share with you on one of the most important basic parts of the air conditioner, PCB, also known as Printed circuit board. To give you an insight if you should or should not do Aircon PCB repair in the event that it gets faulty. However, do note that there could be other issues that are causing problems for your Aircon. So for a more thorough check or other forms of Aircon repair. Do give us a call.
What’s an Aircon PCB?
Firstly, what does PCB stand for? It stands for printed circuit board. It is an essential part that most electronic appliances rely on as their base. For comparison purpose. It is similar to the ‘motherboard’ in central processing units (CPU). It is this green piece of board that serves as the wiring area for components and conductors. The AC PCB contains copper layers, solder masks, silkscreen data, fiberglass and other composite materials. It is way more complex than it sounds.
Functionality of Aircon PCB
The purpose of the PCB in an air-conditioner is to convey complex messages, data computation and assessment, as well as to perform the output process. As technology advances, the design of the PCB grows to be more complex so as to satisfy the growing demands of energy saving abilities. Additionally, it has also set forth an enhancement in control, enabling the air-conditioner to adjust operation correspondingly to the amount of heat energy it has to remove to maintain the temperature of the room. Of course, the PCB and its elements are subjected to wearing out in the long run, just like any other parts of the air-conditioner. Hence, an Aircon pcb repair involves repairing of these elements.
How do you know that your Aircon PCB could be faulty?
Usually, for most Air-conditioners. An error code will appear at the fancoil unit (FCU), the FCU will be blinking. Otherwise, the blinking light could also be found inside the condensing unit. A tell tale sign of PCB issue is when the aircon being unable to start. There is still light coming from the unit. However the flap does not open and there are absolutely no Air coming out. Another possible symptom of a malfunctioned PCB is when the compressor stops running. You can tell when the compressor stops running by listening to the sound at the outdoor unit. It can be quite quiet if the compressor doesn’t run. However, do not mistake it for the fan running instead. If you are still unsure, it would be wiser to call down an experienced Aircon company for Aircon PCB repair.
Is it feasible for Aircon PCB repair?
Thus, in the event that it wears out, would it be advisable to repair your AC PCB? The answer is no, as the process of repairing it is rather long. It requires a skillful technician and many equipment such as the soldering kit which thus, means that it must be left in the workshop for several days, even up to weeks as the PCB must be tested for a duration in order to ensure that it is operational-ready again. You would hence, need to take a few trips down and all of these is definitely very time-consuming. Furthermore, the parts that are repaired are very prone to error as it is entirely based on the skill of the technician doing the soldering. After the troublesome repair, there may still be a possibility that it may malfunction again and it is difficult to determine what is the cause of the error or the parts that were repaired or the other parts of the PCB? Only a trained technician the area of HVAC will be able to tell. Hence, you will bear the burden should your PCB fails again.
Aircon PCB replacement
Aircon PCB replacement
Instead of doing an Aircon PCB repair. Most companies, including Silverback Aircon. Do Aircon pcb replacement instead. We usually have a set of PCB for common models. If we suspect that you have a PCB issue. We might even bring the spare parts to standby. Therefore, it makes more sense to replace a PCB . Because it is much faster than Aircon PCB repair. And since air-conditioners are almost a necessity in our lives. It would be important to resolve this issue quick. It is also a safer choice as you would not want to waste your time and money only to realise that the PCB is acting up again.
Brand new pcb or second hand pcb?
After establishing that we are going to replace instead of Aircon PCB repair. Now, moving on to buying the PCB. Is it more advisable to use a brand new PCB or a second hand PCB? Naturally, the quality of a brand new PCB would be much better as compared to a second hand one based on one’s perception although a brand new PCB may actually be refurnished from old parts as well. For instance, when a mobile phone company replaces your PCB, it is very likely that they send the parts back to China to repair and end up as a piece in someone else’s phone in other parts of the world. Thus, as ‘new’ as it is, it may still consist of refurbished parts that were technically ‘used’.
Second hand PCB more economical
For that reason, it would be much more value-for-money if you purchase a second hand PCB instead as it is almost half the price of a ‘new’ one. For example, a brand new Mitsubishi Mxy-3a28va PCB will cost around $600, where as a second hand one will cost roughly $300 – $350 only. That’s a cost saving of around $300! Furthermore, when an air-con technician purchases this unit from Mitsubishi electric, they are not given any warranty at all. The warranty will be from themselves. And when it comes to purchase of second hand pcb parts, you can definitely look for us. Here at Silverback Air-con, we offer replacement of second hand PCB for your faulty units. We sell pcb for Mitsubishi, Panasonic, Daikin, Midea and other brands too. We even sell older model of brands such Sanyo, carrier, Toshiba, LG and Fujitsu.
Information on Aircon PCB repair price
All of our Aircon spare parts comes with 1 month – 3months warranty. These parts are properly tested, refurbished before they are commissioned for sale. However, if you were to purchase just the parts, there will be no warranty given. Nevertheless, we will test the parts in front of you to make sure the parts are ok before it’s sold. We also offer delivery of the spare parts at additional cost. For indoor aircon pcb. The price of refurbished Aircon pcb replacement is from $180 – $250. For residential condenser unit, the price ranges from $200 – $600.
Expensive VRV systems might still need Aircon PCB repair. As their motherboard are incredibly expensive. However, if you are you still wondering if it’s your PCB that is faulty? Give us a call now.
Here at Silverback Air-Con, we offer the best services with well-trained technicians with excellent value for money. We would definitely be able to assist you with your problems at lightning speed as we understand how significant air conditioners are in your lives as a fellow local company. Call us at 96515152 to enquire more about your air-con PCB replacement and second hand air conditioners now.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]