OT: Stepdown convertor

aliensrcooluk at yahoo.co.uk aliensrcooluk at yahoo.co.uk
Sun Sep 17 18:35:03 CDT 2006


I have been having problems with my Dreamcast
(that I use to surf the 'net) resetting randomly.

After checking out the power lines, it seems
that the stepdown convertor is at fault. It
has a crack and 2 bulging bits (where the 
plastic has been molded with lumps instead of 
flat) on the underside.

How dangerous is this if it is the cause of
the problem?

It converts a 240V input to a 110V output (not
been able to check the exact specs on it, as
it's in use and very hot), as my Dreamcast I
am using is a Japanese model (my UK model
isn't fully functioning).

Reply to me directly if you believe it isn't of
interest to the other listmembers.

I have just been on eBay to get a replacement.

Andrew B
aliensrcooluk at yahoo.co.uk

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