Agricultural Electronics PCB Repair Services
Farm Electronics are pleased to be associated with J. Horsley Electronics. They undertakes electronic PCB assembly work to a very high standard for ourselves. He also offers this very useful service which may provide a very cost effective alternative to replacing with new, faulty PCB's on agricultural machinery.
When a PCB fails it is often the case a new one is required. Usually they're expensive or worse still obsolete. A whole machine could be rendered useless if a replacement PCB is not available. There is, however, the possibility a board can be repaired. Boards that have become obsolete may contain components still available today. Provided the components are identifiable, there is a good chance a repair is possible. If you are spending a fortune on replacement PCBs or discover that the board is no longer available, why not contact me and I'll see if I can help. Often it is more economical to replace the faulty parts than to replace the entire board. You wouldn't replace your car every time a headlamp failed or a tyre punctured. If you think this service could be of use to you, feel free to contact me.
Unfortunately not all boards can always be repaired, especially those containing micro-controllers (Single Chip Computers with proprietary software programmed on them) or specialised components that are no longer available. Manufacturers often secure their software with micro-controller ICs to protect intellectual property. Should the micro-controller fail, only the original equipment's manufacturer is likely to be able to help - usually with a new PCB. However, in my experience, micro-controller failure is rare even when other components around it may have failed. Boards covered in really thick lacquer (1mm or more) or set in a block of resin are usually not a viable repair due to the labour involved gaining access to the components.