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    bummer, this is crazy...
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    That is nuts...mine fired right up (no pun intended) and has been rock solid since day 1. I bought mine from DigitalWW.


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    My M2 is very stable. Every now and then the power switch goofs up, but after a second, it gets better.

    I agree with the Bermuda theory...
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    i'm glad mine has worked from the start.. i wouldnt know if it caught fire til the whole damn trunk went up in flames lol
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    Sounds like if I ever buy an M2, I will be putting one of the half dozen long-abandoned mobos wasting space in my closet to use to "burn-in" (pun fully intended) the power supply for a day or two before I dare hook it up to anything I value...
    But don't take it from me! here's a quote from a real, live newbie:
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    Quote Originally Posted by evandude
    Sounds like if I ever buy an M2, I will be putting one of the half dozen long-abandoned mobos wasting space in my closet to use to "burn-in" (pun fully intended) the power supply for a day or two before I dare hook it up to anything I value...
    haahahahahha, I am sure you have a few socket A mobos to spare.

    Well, no need to sacrify a mobo to experience. Just hardwire to turn on the PSU to power serveral CD-ROMs to play music or whatever as a burn-in method.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MatrixPC
    haahahahahha, I am sure you have a few socket A mobos to spare.
    like you wouldn't believe

    Quote Originally Posted by MatrixPC
    Well, no need to sacrify a mobo to experience. Just hardwire to turn on the PSU to power serveral CD-ROMs to play music or whatever as a burn-in method.
    well, for starters, running a CDROM (which would only use the 12v and 5v rails, and not be too much of a load) may not be a very thorough safety test. Plus, some of these mobos I value less than a CD-ROM drive, and in many cases would get a certain satisfaction in the event they did go up in smoke...

    me:"so mobo, you don't support S3 either? well then you can BURN! say hello to my little friend... the M2-ATX!"
    mobo:*sizzle*...*pop*
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    Quote Originally Posted by sama
    hoenstly I've had a great experience with my m2 and ampie. I have 2 m2's in fact, the second powers the rest of the kit.

    you guys are just unlucky I guess, or you have bad magneto-static bermuda-influced weather holes in your rooms/cars
    Im glad you've had a good experience, but you shouldnt order a product and have to toss the dice as to whether or not yours is going to explode or not. I know this happens to every complex device on the market, but there just seem to be way too many exploding M2's with so few of them actually being sold...
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    Quote Originally Posted by rsd212
    Im ready to become a full-time anti-M2ATX advocate. The failure rate seems to be a little TOO high, and when I looked up datasheets on some of the converters, they were not rated for the amperage specified in the M2-ATX manual. Too bad I was stupid enough to buy the Ampie case, so Im stuck with the M1/2's....
    It's not the controllers that are the problem, it's the useage of the controllers and the use of the MOSFETs and the thermal design that appears to be the problem here. The DSATX uses a similar controller but utilizes much higher quality MOSFETs as well as using a Mosfet packages that has a much better (lower) thermal resistance from the junction to the ambient. Everybody knows the M1/M2 are the value products, and the DSATX is the high-end high-cost product however.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zootjeff
    It's not the controllers that are the problem, it's the useage of the controllers and the use of the MOSFETs and the thermal design that appears to be the problem here. The DSATX uses a similar controller but utilizes much higher quality MOSFETs as well as using a Mosfet packages that has a much better (lower) thermal resistance from the junction to the ambient. Everybody knows the M1/M2 are the value products, and the DSATX is the high-end high-cost product however.
    I don't see it as a value product now!

    Zootjeff, you seem to know about some of the problems, care to elaborate? Feel free to speak engineer, I am an EE.

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