Transformer Fault in a PSU?
robert.jarratt at ntlworld.com
Sun Jan 12 16:45:01 CST 2020
> > Can a transformer fail with a bad smell with no outward sign of damage?
> Absolutely. But, are you sure the smell came from the transformer? Caps
> notorious for being more unreliable.
That was my first suspicion too, but I couldn't see anything that had
obviously burned up and I still can't now. I didn't get the machine apart
again after the failure soon enough to locate the smell unfortunately.
> > Can this transformer be replaced (see picture in blog)? - I suspect
> > not unless I find a donor PSU.
> It is almost certainly a custom unit. It is remotely possible some
> supply might use a close-enough transformer.
Yes, I think my chances are low to get it replaced.
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