first time poster and have a question which i cant find the answers to, well not the answer i'm hoping for.
i recently purchased a v1 2nd hand in working condition and yesterday i went to use it. it turned on, flashed and beeped P on the screen, then went to mode A. after about 10-15 secs it went to E and started beeping.
i've power cycled it and bench tested it repeatedly and have kept getting the same E error. note: its just E with no dots or arrows lit up.
one time whilst trying to fix it i tapped it on my desk a few times and what do you know, it worked! for about 5min... then back to the E error.
i took the unit apart to check for a loose wire (however there are basically 0 wires and all looked well. i turned it on and again the E error. i however noticed that on the main board near the rear antenna it was getting quite warm to the touch just moments after turning the unit on.
is this just a diode using a lot of power or is it possibly a failing/failed component?
anyone have any ideas? bit of a hassle sending it all the way to the USA for a check up, it'll take a while too hmm
all and any help is appreciated.