Roomba 780 Repair

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Roomba 780 Repair

Postby TechGuy » December 11th, 2012, 5:18 pm

I am working on a Roomba 780 with the Dock and Clock lights missing (I think). This the first time working on a 700 series Roomba. From a few youtube videos, I saw the lights for the Dock and Clock buttons. The Dock and Clock lights are not on.

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Missing Dock and Clock lights on 780 Control Panel


The BiT indicates that the right rear cliff sensor had failed. The failed cliff sensor stops this 780 from starting a mission. I took the top cover plate off. After removing 12 screws under the top plate, I cannot take the main cover off. Something is still holding it to the bottom assembly. Have anyone ventured to remove the main cover! Any help will be appreciated.

Update 1:
Found 2 more screws under the silver half circle piece located near the control button. But something is still holding the main cover...
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Re: Roomba 780 Repair

Postby vic7767 » December 11th, 2012, 5:32 pm

Here's a URL to the 780 dis-assembly procedure: http://www.robot-doc.com/11.html
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Re: Roomba 780 Repair

Postby TechGuy » December 11th, 2012, 6:24 pm

Thanks Ed for your dis-assembly procedure.

Folks, if you love you Roomba, please cover your Roomba when not in a mission. This is important if you have small kids and pets at home. 700 Series Roomba is not waterproof...


Water Damage on the Control Panel and Main Board.jpg
Water damage on the Control Panel and the Main boards - 780


Water Damage - Blue Copper Hydroxide on top of  the clear plastic.jpg
Water Damage - Blue Copper Hydroxide on top of the clear plastic


Water Damage Under the clear plastic.jpg
Water Damage - Under the clear plastic


Front Panel Board - Bottom.jpg
Water Damage - Front Panel Board - Bottom


The damages:
- missing Dock and Clock light
- missing the clock/schedule digits
- failed cliff sensor driver(s)
- may be more to be discovered
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Re: Roomba 780 Repair

Postby TechGuy » December 12th, 2012, 1:37 pm

The main board is protected by the plastic cover from major damage that I see in the 500 series. At least, the BiT is still working. The cliff sensors connections are on the front panel control board which is not covered by plastic.
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