GaryDZ Senior Member Joined: 6 Jan 2014 Posts: 1 Location: Maryland Expertise: I live coffee
Posted Mon Jan 6, 2014, 3:11pm Subject: Gaggia Platinum Vision---"Restart to solve the problem."
I have been dealing with this issue for a while.... I have a Gaggia Platinum Vision---each morning I would wake to "Restart to solve the problem."
Originally, if I turned it on/off it would work again. But over time--- even that stopped working. When it did not fix it, the screen would flash white then dark over and over again. Occasionally after trying a few times I would get it to a working ---but sometimes it would default back to Italian. A repair shop suggested it was the Power Board---and was most likely a the part that is on the heat sync. It is a Triac. My father is a electrical trouble shooter and I managed to track down the replacement part (Triac). I replaced it with Thermal Paste. 100% sure that was done correctly--- but I still have the problem.
Any ideas what it is? I am Willing to buy a whole new Power Board---if I can confirm it is the power board. They are not returnable.
I hate to have to send it out for repairs.... I can do the repair myself---if I can figure out that is broken.
Posted Mon Jan 6, 2014, 8:34pm Subject: Re: Gaggia Platinum Vision---"Restart to solve the problem."
The big problem with super-automatics is exactly this type of thing. I had a Gaggia Synchrony Digital. Worked great for three years, iffy for a couple, then just started doing weird stuff. Sometimes restarting got it going, sometimes not, when the ratio shifting gradually towards more "not." I, too, was told it was a faulty control board. Shelled out for a new control board. No dice—the machine simply couldn't be fixed.
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