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Cadman-LT
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Re: Why???
Cadman-LT   7/16/2013 11:14:36 AM
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And to think. I actually held repair technicians above most car mechanics. I guess it all depends on the person.

Cadman-LT
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Re: Why???
Cadman-LT   7/16/2013 11:08:33 AM
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Noswad...I think you got that right!!

Noswad
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Why???
Noswad   6/19/2013 4:04:43 PM
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The repair technician had a nice and easy repair going that he could make a nice profit on and you went and screwed it up.

William K.
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Re: Better solutions-
William K.   6/3/2013 9:39:18 PM
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In aFender amp there are a few things that will make a fuse pop. A leaky filter cap will certainly cause a problem, as will a leaky cap across the cathode bias resistor. But the very nastiest ones are tose capacitors coupling to the output tube grids, because a leak there will also cause the tube life to be shorter by a large amount and possibly burn the output transformer, an item expensive to replace, if it can be found at any price. That is why I recommended replacing them with 600 volt units, or even 1000 volt caps. And the low leakage ones were the best choice.

tekochip
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Re: Breaker Replacement
tekochip   6/3/2013 8:29:04 PM
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It worked perfectly.  The replacement breaker was huge, but the spec was perfect.

William K.
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Re: Breaker Replacement
William K.   6/3/2013 7:22:33 PM
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So I am wondering if the replacement breaker worked out as intended? Or NOT?

tekochip
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Re: Better solutions-
tekochip   6/3/2013 7:21:23 PM
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 Being a huge Fender fan, I gotta ask, why in the world was the fuse blowing? The only one I ever took out was when my drummer knocked a Coke bottle off my amp and something akin to a Mentos fountain showered my 6L6s. The Coke shorted the plate to the filament, wiping out a 6L6, opening the hum balance control and burning the fuse. Fortunately there was a spare amp because it was the opening tune.


tekochip
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Breaker Replacement
tekochip   6/3/2013 7:14:36 PM
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I had a plasma TV that would frequently open its ill-sized, mini fuse. I was sure it was simply getting too hot in the fuse holder, so I replaced the fuse with a breaker that was carefully selected to have the same current and trip time specs.


ndjalva
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Re: Repairing laptop power supply
ndjalva   6/3/2013 4:51:18 PM
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NEVER expect a service teck to know the answer, It was not on the page.......

I have nothing more to say.

William K.
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Re: Repairing laptop power supply
William K.   6/1/2013 4:22:19 PM
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While I do not recommend smashing power bricks on the floor, I certainly agree with opening them to see what has failed. Poor solder connections are one of the easy to repair problems, and I am happy that the repair has continued to work for you. Of course, being open with no case probably makes the power supply run a lot cooler, which also helps.

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