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Old 11 August 2015, 17:32   #42
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Originally Posted by john1979 View Post
They get hot and slowly cook themselves. To make it worse some are filled with epoxy trapping the heat in even more. When they fail they usually send around 12v down the 5v rail and kill the C64. To make it even worse again, people tend to assume the C64 is broken and not think about the PSU, so they plug it into a another C64 and kill that one as well.

They are ticking time bombs.
Wow that doesn't sound good. How much would you expect to pay for a decent replacement?

The answer you give will probably determine whether it is worth doing or not.
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