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lowfat March 25, 2011 12:36 PM

DDC modifications
So I killed a couple of DDC3.2's and decided to try to revive them. First thing was I bought a DIYINHK replacement DDC PCB from eBay. They are meant for the older DDC3.1 and not the DDC3.2's that I am trying to install them on.

Now I don't have a pic of how it looked before I started because hostthempost deleted all my pics. :sad:

But I'll start w/ what I have.

Found a pic of what it looked like before I pulled off the PCB.
The DIYINHK pcb w/ the Toshiba TB6588FG controller. If all goes well it should be a significant upgrade.

First off was to remove the stock PCB. This definitely isn't all that easy since the coils are soldered to the inside of the PCB unlike w/ the DDC3.1's. This is one reason this PCB isn't meant for the DDC3.2's. Pic of the pump w/ the control board removed.

lowfat March 25, 2011 02:45 PM

And the second reason this PCB isn't meant for this pump. Wires aren't long enough. So I had to extend them.


And a pic of the DIYINHK PCB in place.

CTA March 25, 2011 04:14 PM

cool... just curious... do you ahve any electronic experience?

lowfat March 25, 2011 04:37 PM

I took electronics in high school but that was 10 years ago. I got it completed but something isn't working right. :sad:

lowfat March 25, 2011 05:35 PM

Pic of it completed and not functioning. http://smiliesftw.com/x/tounged.gif

lowfat March 26, 2011 03:50 PM

So I tried a more ghetto job to verify it wasn't something I did that is causing the problem. All it does is sit and vibrate. The pump doesn't spin or anything. O well the attempt to fix only costed me $17.

enaberif March 26, 2011 04:19 PM

What difference would this make?

lowfat March 26, 2011 04:36 PM


Originally Posted by enaberif (Post 499900)
What difference would this make?

First and most important I wouldn't have a dead pump. :biggrin:
Secondly it would make it quiet a bit more powerful.

ZZLEE March 26, 2011 05:34 PM

did you put the impeller housing on to check ?

lowfat March 26, 2011 05:35 PM


Originally Posted by ZZLEE (Post 499920)
did you put the impeller housing on to check ?

The first time yes, the second time no.

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