Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 18

Thread: Smoking M2-ATX

  1. #1
    Newbie newers's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Melbourne, Australia
    Posts
    30

    Unhappy Smoking M2-ATX

    I went to install my CarPC for the first time yesterday, however I connected it all to the car's power and when i inserted the fuse for the 12V Constant supply, component D1 on the M2-ATX started smoking. I removed the fuse straight away to cut power but that particular component has fried.

    Has anyone else had this happen before or is there something obvious that would cause this? I checked all connections and couldn't see anything wrong.

    I have attached a pic of the M2-ATX and circled the component that fried.


  2. #2
    Constant Bitrate
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Posts
    202
    I do not have my M2-ATX in front of me, but from your (small) picture it looks like you could have fried a voltage regulator.

    Did you happen to connect the 12v and GND reversed?

    If you have a soldering iron, you should be able to replace it easily. It should be a standard component you can pick up from any electronic components distributor.

  3. #3
    Calm
    Down
    Or
    Get
    A
    2
    Week
    Vacation
    -Love
    The
    Forum
    Policeman
    Wiredwrx's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Posts
    3,605
    Quote Originally Posted by newers
    I went to install my CarPC for the first time yesterday, however I connected it all to the car's power and when i inserted the fuse for the 12V Constant supply, component D1 on the M2-ATX started smoking. I removed the fuse straight away to cut power but that particular component has fried.

    Has anyone else had this happen before or is there something obvious that would cause this? I checked all connections and couldn't see anything wrong.

    I have attached a pic of the M2-ATX and circled the component that fried.

    You did something wrong. Read the numbers on the part, and search for it on the net, and get a replacement, and solder it in.

    Michael
    ...I love the French language...especially to curse with...Nom de Dieu de putain de bordel de merde de saloperies de connards d'enculés de ta mère. You see, it's like wiping your *** with silk, I love it.

  4. #4
    Newbie newers's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Melbourne, Australia
    Posts
    30
    Yeah thanks guys, I obviously did do something wrong, just don't think it was - and + round the wrong way. But hey, anything is possible when you are in a rush to get things installed.

    Anyone have a part number for me? My part has melted...

    Cheers

  5. #5
    Constant Bitrate RawsonDR's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Dayton, OH
    Posts
    221
    Andrewb will tell you. The characters are giving me a headache to try and read, though it's dark at the moment.

  6. #6
    Variable Bitrate
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    San Clemente, CA
    Posts
    242
    Either he had a bad ground or he reversed the polarities... Not much else you can do wrong...
    Audio: 4 * Rainbow Audio Germs + Infinity Basslink / Case: iStarUSA S3 / CPU: C2D P8700 / MB: Jetway NC64-LF / SC: ASUS Xonar Essence STX / RAM: Crucial 2x1GB 1066MHz / HD: MTRON 2.5" 30GB / DVD: Panasonic UJ-815B / PSU: Opus 180w / LCD: Xenarc 700TSV

  7. #7
    FLAC
    Join Date
    Apr 2001
    Location
    Portland OR
    Posts
    1,244
    Quote Originally Posted by WiCKeD 5.9L
    Either he had a bad ground or he reversed the polarities... Not much else you can do wrong...

    It is probably the transient voltage supressor. When these die they short out to protect everything else. If you remove it will still work, but then you'll be running with no protection..
    MPEGBOX - Plexiglass Computer
    www.mpegbox.com

  8. #8
    Constant Bitrate
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Posts
    202
    Sorry but the markings are too faint on the M2-ATX that I have.

  9. #9
    Variable Bitrate kamikaze2112's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    Barrie Ontario
    Posts
    406
    i'll check on mine when i get it. should be the next couple of days


  10. #10
    Newbie newers's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Melbourne, Australia
    Posts
    30
    No problems, anyone else with their M2-ATX sitting next to them able to check a part number?

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. M2 ATX Amp turn on not working
    By CdRsKuLL in forum M2-ATX
    Replies: 30
    Last Post: 04-23-2010, 12:25 PM
  2. Powerin the LCD with the M2 atx
    By luckyno in forum LCD/Display
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 01-20-2006, 01:14 PM
  3. Wtb: M2 Atx
    By EsKALad in forum Classified Archive
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 01-03-2006, 08:59 AM
  4. morex 80wpsu and reg ATX cable dilema!!
    By surfy in forum Power Supplies
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 08-16-2005, 08:06 PM
  5. Micro ATX or ATX
    By custardbomb in forum Power Supplies
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 08-14-2005, 06:48 AM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •