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    Last edited by Phaedrus2129; 11-22-2010 at 08:31 PM.
    It's my PSU in a box!
    Ooo-ooh,
    My PSU in a box, baby!

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    what is that psu?

    looks interesting

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    I can't see the picture here.
    It's been a hard day's night and I've been working like a dog.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Travis View Post
    I can't see the picture here.
    And here is what the poster had to say about it:

    almost dead center, between the capacitor and transformer and to the left of the small heatsink is where all the damage is. Maybe one of the mosfets blew up, maybe one of the resistors there failed, and maybe the transformer shorted out. Whatever happened, it was violent, hot, and loud. Looking at it i see alot of charring, and whatever happened was hot enough to cleanly expose all the traces in that area.

    i removed the PCB and carefully inspected the other side but didnt see any damage of any kind, not even heat related. And a thorough inspection of the entire board and most of the components on it only reveals the obvious damage in the middle. Everything else looks clean.


    I count 6 ferrite inductors inside this thing with the primary 2, as well as the 12v inductor, absolutely covered in copper wire. I might try to desolder them from the PCB and sell them. There are also 2x 330uF 450v electrolytic caps (the huge ones) and 4x 1uF 275v solid caps, as well as 8x 5500uF 6.3v caps and 4 3300uF 16v capacitors. Should i leave em be or take them off, test them, and if they are clean, sell them?

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    Primary caps are Elite.
    Quote Originally Posted by JFK
    The American, by nature, is optimistic. He is experimental, an inventor and a builder who builds best when called upon to build greatly

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    The lefthand TL-130 (just above the damaged area) looks to have blown out as a result. Guessing they used an abundance of some type of resin that can become electrically conductive over the course of years as the resin that (looking at the rest of the PSU) would have been daubed all over the components just below that blown transformer has burned away, leaving a thin black residue and an abundance of char-grilled fail.

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