Re: c64 / vic 20 power supply replacement

From: Francesco Messineo <>
Date: Fri, 28 Oct 2016 21:11:17 +0200
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On Fri, Oct 28, 2016 at 8:47 PM, Gerrit Heitsch
<> wrote:
> I found it easier to just open up the PSU, remove the rectifier, capacitor
> and 78S05 regulator. Then add a better rectifier, capacitor and a switching
> regulator. The latter you can get on a small PCB on ebay cheaply. I like the
> boards based on the MP1584.
> From the outside the result looks the same, the PSU no longer runs hot, you
> get the real 9V AC and, on the +5V, you get more than the 1.5A the old PSU
> gave you.

this would be great if only the European PSUs weren't filled with
epoxy, making them
virtually unfixables :(


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