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Neato Botvac Connected - DEAD

Postby Michel » May 23rd, 2017, 1:23 am

Hello,
Since one and a half year I’m owner of a Neato Botvac Connected and I’m very happy with the robot. But since about 2 weeks the Botvac is complete dead (no lights / no LCD). :-(
Until today I tried to solve the problem by a lot of tips from the web:
- Switch of the robot at the battery switch, hold the Homebutton for more than 15s and start the robot again.
- Start the robot at the homebase
- Replace the battery by a new one
- My brother has a Botvac Connected too, so I tried so take his Battery and also his homebase
But in the end the problem is still there and the robot is dead.
So I hope that here is anybody how has got an idea or has got expertise in such a problem with a Botvac.
I guess that the PCB is broken. But the bigger problem is that I don’t find the right spare part in web.
I’m looking forward there anybody can help me.
PS: Sorry for my bad English, but I’m living in Germany and don’t speak English very often.




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Re: Neato Botvac Connected - DEAD

Postby Medtech » June 3rd, 2017, 1:17 pm

It is worth watching carefully whether the white LEDs on the board flash when the power is turned on and when any of the buttons are pressed while the robot is loading.
It is worth considering that without lidar or display, these boards are not loaded and shut down prematurely. Is there voltage on the battery?
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Re: Neato Botvac Connected - DEAD

Postby Medtech » June 3rd, 2017, 1:21 pm

It is worth checking the resistance of the C34, which is hidden in your photo by an incorrectly laid cable from the engine of the main brush.
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Re: Neato Botvac Connected - DEAD

Postby Michel » June 13th, 2017, 3:15 pm

Hi and thanks a lor for response. Sorry for the late feedback from my side.
So the battery ist ok. I have an other Botvac Connected an change the Battery. So after this test I can say that the battery is ok.
What excactly do you mean with C34?
Where is it located on the PCB and how can I test it?
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Re: Neato Botvac Connected - DEAD

Postby glnc222 » June 13th, 2017, 5:00 pm

Just look at labels printed on the system board, numbering parts. The schematics are not published, but such id's key to a parts list with specifications, unavailable. Experts can tell from printing on the parts themselves what they are, in maker catalogs by part number.
Very close up photos are needed to show the labels, not often posted.
C indicates a capacitor, D diodes, other abbreviations commonly used.
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Re: Neato Botvac Connected - DEAD

Postby Michel » June 14th, 2017, 2:39 am

Thanks for your Feedback.
After a detailed look on the PCB I found the C34 capacitor.
Now my question is how I can check the part?

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Re: Neato Botvac Connected - DEAD

Postby Michel » June 21st, 2017, 4:23 pm

Hey, is there anybody who can help me or can give ne Information how I can check the C34? I am not verry familar in this topic.
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Re: Neato Botvac Connected - DEAD

Postby vic7767 » June 21st, 2017, 5:18 pm

Google search for " how to test a electrolytic capacitor".
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Re: Neato Botvac Connected - DEAD

Postby Steira » July 18th, 2017, 4:22 pm

Dear Medtech i think i have the Same Problem. Please have you the Datas of the C34 capacitor. Thanks a lot.
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Re: Neato Botvac Connected - DEAD

Postby Michel » September 6th, 2017, 3:52 am

Hi, due to a long business trip I just now get time for further work on my bot.
Is here anybody who can give me some specifications to the C34 capacitor?
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