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Old 21st December 2009 | Show parent
 
Oli
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Originally Posted by triez View Post
Mains filter electro failed and took out the transformer, and every now and then a ceramic decoupling capacitor goes short circuit and burns a hole in the PCB. I assume that my machine had a bad batch of caps installed as I have never seen ceramic caps fail before, much less short circuit.
Now that you mention it, I think this was discussed in another thread here.

How did you go replacing the transformer?

When those caps short, is there a fuse to blow? The whole thing sounds a bit catastrophic.