On one of them the charging light comes on and a blue ( bluetooth ) led comes on then blinks and I can connect my phone to it, but then after a short time it goes off and only the charging light remains on, but no activity with the turntable motor activating !.
on the other one no lights come on .
IC's as in order left to right as per pic uploaded:
1st: top 28pin, BK3254SS28B
2nd: top 8pin, HT135T
1st: bottom 6pin, B6286T
2nd: bottom 16pin, YD3412
Exectly the same has these
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This is a very difficult job to do, especially if you are not aquainted with dealing with SMDs (Surface Mounted Devices). SMDs are close together on a board, and often very difficult to replace. A schematic is absoutely essential if you are going down to board level, or if you cannot ascertain the value of a faulty component.
You may well have reached the state of "mend it with a new one". Try to find a working board on EBay or similar - that should be cheaper in the long run if you find yourself working for a long time with no results!
Sorry to be a bit of a doubter here.
Do a quick visual looking for burnt, puffy or misaligned components. A fried resistor or capacitor, puffy electrolytic or smd that didn't pick up any solder on one end could be the culprit.
Use a multimeter to check for power in a couple of places.
If you'd like to watch this done in real time, vist YouTube and check out creators Eevblog, Big Clive, Mr. Carlson's lab, Julian Ilet, or shango066.
Have a little fun but, as the previous poster alluded to, discretion is clearly the better part of valor. If nothing easy drops in your lap, fire up your T12 and use those boards for soldering practice
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