carlywhoo wrote:JonB wrote: I am soak testing it right now.
Didn't think water and electricity could mix?
What is soak testing?
JonB wrote:I've just got a replacement Mega power supply. It looks like an early one as shown on the Atarifreakz web site (didn't come from there though). Running it up one of the heatsinks (the one furthest from the fan) is getting VERY hot, as is the big fat resistor next to the wires that connect to the motherboard. The heat ramps up quickly, within a minute or two, and I am concerned there may be an explosion and some magic smoke in the near future.
Other than that it is working and the Mega is displaying a nice desktop. I am soak testing it right now.
So, is this heat normal for the earlier power supply designs?
1024MAK wrote:If there are no other problems or symptoms (like discolouration of the PCB near the hot items), I would suggest that the PSU is operating normally.
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