Hello fellow DIY-ers.
I'm a newbie to DIY and would be very appreciative of any assistance you could offer. My only prior build was a CMoyBB v2.03R (very pleased with it). Based on that successful build, I've decided to try my hand at the MiniMax.
I purchased the great kit from beezar.com and really enjoyed the build (except for drilling out those tube sockets which was a real hassle). As far as I can tell, the workmanship is acceptable given my level of experience. Parts are well-aligned. No solder bridges I could identify. Instructions were followed carefully. Pretty certain all parts are correctly installed/aligned and in the right places.
In any event, the reason I'm posting is because when I fired this up earlier the LEDs under the tubes turned on for a fraction of a second, at which point the fuse blew. Wondering whether anyone could point me in the direction of what might be causing my issue. Thus far my searches have proven fruitless.
Needless to say, I'll have to pick-up a few more fuses before I can test further, but it seems that I won't have much luck diagnosing the root cause if the fuse blows immediately after I turn the unit on. Hopefully, though, that will make the issue easier to identify. One other thing worth noting is that I didn't install the middle LED...it didn't seem to be in the middle of a path so I'm assuming (gulp) that's not the cause.
By the way, you'll notice that the right tube bias connector broke. This is the reason I didn't install the PCB in the case yet. I'll get a replacement part this week, but this is reportedly not going to be the problem.
For what it's worth, I'm better equipped than informed (learning more every weekend via YouTube and such) so let me know if I need to take any measurements (ideally which setting to use on Fluke DMM and which points to measure).
Please let me know if you need the larger versions of the images below. If so, hopefully you can recommend how to upload larger images.
Thank you very much in advance for any assistance you're willing to offer.