Odd QL behaviour

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Haemogoblin
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Odd QL behaviour

Postby Haemogoblin » Wed Jun 29, 2016 8:34 pm

So I left my QL turned on running Quill, it had been on for at least an hour before I popped downstairs. When I came back the screen had froze.

If this was a Beeb, I'd say the psu is overheating. And it is getting warm behind MDV1


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Re: Odd QL behaviour

Postby RWAP » Wed Jun 29, 2016 9:05 pm

It is not that odd unfortunately.

It might be that you need to replace the regulator - but do first of all check that the regulator is securely bolted to the heatsink - I came across one QL where someone had put two of the insulating washers under the regulator instead of the normal metal ones!


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Re: Odd QL behaviour

Postby Haemogoblin » Wed Jun 29, 2016 9:17 pm

Would this be the same regulator that the zx spectrum uses?


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Re: Odd QL behaviour

Postby RWAP » Wed Jun 29, 2016 9:19 pm

I am not sure ...

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Re: Odd QL behaviour

Postby Haemogoblin » Wed Jun 29, 2016 9:32 pm

Thanks rich, I believe it is. I've about 5 of these in a bag, was going to replace the regulator in my Speccy. Might replace the one on the QL.



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