PC ATX SMPS Saved From Dump With Almost No Cost For Repairs
This Computer SMPS was brought to me in dead condition. After thorough cleaning of inside, including the fan, I checked the circuit using ESR meter and Ring Tester. Everything was found ok. There were no strained components or any visual damages. But there were plenty of dry solders. Some of the pins were just holding on!
So, I straightaway went for patching up the entire board with fresh solder. Then cleaned up the PCB using IPL thoroughly. Then when I checked, the SMPS was back to work in full swing, bringing a smile! Satisfaction, therefore, got collected to its bag!
This article was prepared for you by Parasuraman Subramanian from India. He is 71 years old and has more than 30 years’ experience in handling antique equipment like Valve Radio, Amps, Reel Tape Recorders and currently studying latest tech-classes conducted by Kerala State Electronics Technicians’ Association. He has done graduation in BBA degree, private diploma in Radio Engineering and retired as MD of a USA company. Presently working as Consultant to Hospital and other institutions.
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