On 23/03/11 19:52, Tony Duell wrote:
It's one of the 20% or so you can't get
easily. and you don't want to
make any modifications to the machine to use an alternative
That would probably be the only situation I'd consider doing a rebuild
on an AC filter module...
You enjoy fixing thigns rather than replacing them.
Rmember I routinely
repairr cooling fans to component level. I've repaired switches and light
bulbs too :-)
CFL "energy saving" bulbs or incandescents?
I assume this is one of the modules with voltage
selector contacts? Is it
one of the ones with a little PCB under the fuse that fits several ways
round? Or one of the ones with a plastic camshaft you cna fit in sevearl
orientations? Or what?
Plastic camshaft. The datasheet says you can change the voltage with
fingers alone -- that's a load of bull. You need a screwdriver to get
the cover open, and ideally a slightly smaller screwdriver to pry the
camshaft out of the latch assembly.
I've found that the filter units on those tend to
come apart fairly
easily -- they're not potted and the metal can is easy to unsolder. You
cna then repair/replace the filter.
This one was -- IIRC -- welded to the metal frame. Opening it would have
involved a lot of cutting and no guarantee that it would go back
together in one piece.
Any port in a
Well, provided it;s not USB :-) (Sorry, couldn't resist)
What about FireWire or PCI-Express? :)
(see what I did there? *GRIN* )
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