Click here to go to the forum index Click here for the home page
Author Message

<  Firmwares, enhancements and upgrades  ~  I am an idiot - blown power board.

Page 2 of 2
Goto page Previous  1, 2
Posted: Mon Apr 15, 2013 10:19 pm Reply with quote
Joined: 25 Oct 2010 Posts: 7
jumbo wrote:
If you are capable and safe then there are a number of cheap and DIY PSU parts you can try replacing. These parts are the front-line components which (mostly) get zapped first. They are the closest to the parts used in the Toppy PSU in both looks and of course specification:
Get it all from Farnell with free P&P and first class service (as experienced by several forum members including I). Get at least 10 fuses (minimum order). If I were you I'd replace ALL three at the grand total cost of 3.75. This assumes that you have a soldering iron and solder. Be careful not to damage/overheat anything when soldering. Read the PSU threads for more info. If these parts don't bring the Toppy back to life then you might as well get a new PSU from Turbosat (approx 45).

Thanks for the links jumbo, this worked perfectly for me, the Bridge Rectifier was a bit tricky because it was slightly smaller than the original, but a quick twist of the outer pins solved the problem, a good tip with this component when removing the old one is to use scissors to cut the pins, then it is just a matter of de-soldering and removing the old pins.

I now have a working toppy again, and a lesson learnt, NEVER fiddle with the inside of the toppy with the power on, in my case a short between the heat sink thing and the outer case with the hd caddy .

Stars are suns but very far away ... The sun is a star but close up ... Carl Sagen ( Cosmos )
View user's profile Send private message

Display posts from previous:  

All times are GMT + 1 Hour
Page 2 of 2
Goto page Previous  1, 2

Jump to:  

You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum