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Old 08-10-2017, 12:02 PM   #361
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Rubber bands rock!

There seems to be some clear plastic sheet between fan & heatsink, what's that for Momaka?
I like this mod by Momaka and I might use it.
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Old 08-10-2017, 12:30 PM   #362
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My ghetto mod for this year must've been a cooling fan to cool myself because it was hot in here. I simply used an Allied AL-8400BTX PSU (the one I've repaired in the PSU section here) and a 92mm AVC 12v fan wired up on the PCI-E connector (at least it's worth something ) along with a jumper wire between green and black. (PS_ON and GND)
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Old 08-11-2017, 07:20 PM   #363
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I wonder if my Coolmax PSU fix is ghetto enough... It this jury rig a kludge, bodge, or ghetto fix?
http://www.badcaps.net/forum/attachm...7&d=1501352814
The two brown jumper wires were added by me to fix the burned track underneath.

If I had twisted the wires together and left them above the board, epoxied down or not, then I suppose it would count... LOL
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Old 08-11-2017, 11:56 PM   #364
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i draw the line at bodging psu's - i dont want to risk anything downstream.
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Old 08-12-2017, 03:13 AM   #365
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I wonder if my Coolmax PSU fix is ghetto enough... It this jury rig a kludge, bodge, or ghetto fix?
http://www.badcaps.net/forum/attachm...7&d=1501352814
The two brown jumper wires were added by me to fix the burned track underneath.

If I had twisted the wires together and left them above the board, epoxied down or not, then I suppose it would count... LOL
That's not a bodge but a photo of the very rare solder sloth upside feeding on some vegetation.
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Old 08-12-2017, 09:22 AM   #366
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A lot of these are calculated risks I suppose. Main reason why I went ahead and kludge/bodge fixed this is because this is in the primary circuit - if primary fails, everything is down, anyway - unlike if the control circuitry is bodged, then the output could go out of spec and cause downstream damage. The burned tracks were too weak to reuse so I had to use the solder to make up for the loss of the foil.

I figured that the main risk of repairing this is repeat insulation failure, and that I spent extra effort trying to ensure that it doesn't fail again. I'm not sure how others would have repaired this damage, or could have just treated this as a total loss/parts unit (which I was intending this PSU to be when I first got it).
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Old 08-12-2017, 09:37 AM   #367
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i would have cut the burned section of pcb out, and rebuilt it with epoxy.
then probably lined or partially butchered the casing!
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