(Topic ID: 74412)

Transformer very hot on my Dredd


By Toasterdog

6 years ago



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#1 6 years ago

So tonight I was rebuilding my flippers and noticed my transformer was very hot to the touch. The game had been on for a few hours, not being played. I have a feeling this is not normal, but not sure I have really paid attention either. If it's not, anything I should be on the lookout for to fix this situation? Thanks.

#2 6 years ago

Craig,
First I would look at your power driver board, any hacks? Crappy board repairs? I had a game that had that issue and Jim found someone repinned J115 and did a crappy solder job, it was slightly arcing across the solder causing the transformer to get hot.

#3 6 years ago

I dont really have any good suggestions but great to see other guys depriving themselves from sleep!

#4 6 years ago

They get pretty warm. Touch some of your other ones after a couple hours, you might be surprised.

#5 6 years ago

Check the transformer connector plug to make sure it isn't jumpered for a lower voltage than is supplied at the socket.

I had this on Road Kings and the transformer was too hot to touch.

1 month later
#6 6 years ago

Did you ever solve this problem?

#7 6 years ago

I had never touched any of my transformers, they all felt the same after I tried. It was not cook an egg on it hot, just surprised they got so warm and I had never noticed.

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