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    Default PSU AC socket replacement

    Hello i have a Seasonic SS 560-KM with worn out socket prongs/blades.
    The socket(IEC C13/C14) is in a metall encasing and taking it out is a bitch..
    So my questions are:
    1.How do i get it out of the encasing without destroying it(tried it with pliers).
    2.Are all current psu AC sockets with the same kind of encasing system?If so are they sold anywhere with it?
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    Was it originally like

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/182222134095

    de-soldering the Earth tab will probably allow disassemby
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    Quote Originally Posted by ashiekh View Post
    Was it originally like

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/182222134095

    de-soldering the Earth tab will probably allow disassemby
    More like this
    http://www.planet3dnow.de/photoplog/.../4_intern2.jpg

    And i feel retarded for not noticing the solder before.

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    So heres another question.
    Since the space is too compact how do i desolder the 3 solder joints with a wick and iron without melting away the plastic since the wick will act as a hot iron?
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    I would question the worthiness of repairing such a relic. It's almost 10 years old. You fix this... What's going to fail next?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonnyGURU View Post
    I would question the worthiness of repairing such a relic. It's almost 10 years old. You fix this... What's going to fail next?
    Considering its not been abused load-wise and the caps don't look like they're dying , i dont see a problem for it to be working for at least another 5 years maybe except for the fan.

    I dont see much of a problem with fixing this thing if it costs ~1eur.

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    That thing has a Sanyo Denkei DBB fan. It's not dying anytime soon. ;-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dick Harden View Post
    Considering its not been abused load-wise and the caps don't look like they're dying
    Caps aren't the Problem.
    Caps are rearely dying these days in PSU
    Everything else is. Especially PFC Diodes or one of the half a dozen MOSFETs you find in many modern PSU.

    Or the +5VSB Chip explodes.


    Quote Originally Posted by Dick Harden View Post
    , i dont see a problem for it to be working for at least another 5 years maybe except for the fan.
    Sanace Fans failing? Those things should survive a nuclear war...
    Problem is anything else...

    Especially MOSFETs.

    We ain't in the last Century where there were NO MOSFETs in a PSU...
    There was no (high stress) active PFC Thingy in a PSU.

    It swas just a bunch of Diodes and High Voltage Transistors.
    Quote Originally Posted by Dick Harden View Post
    I dont see much of a problem with fixing this thing if it costs ~1eur.
    because modern PSU are completely different from the stuff from the 80s (and 90s)...


    Diagnosing those isn't easy and the parts will cost a couple of bucks more than in the olden days...

    Especially since you have to find the fault. If its a SOT23 part, good luck...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dick Harden View Post
    More like this
    http://www.planet3dnow.de/photoplog/.../4_intern2.jpg

    And i feel retarded for not noticing the solder before.

    https://www.digikey.ca/product-detai...229-ND/4380085
    looks similar to the review picture
    https://www.hardocp.com/article/2010...upply_review/3


    I can see the point of view of the people saying it is just not worth it; I just happen to be of a different opinion, even if the part is not exactly cheap.

    Now how the blades got worn out is a bit of a mystery to me.
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    According to Aris caps still die more than anything but they're the multilayer ceramic ones.

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