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toolsntat

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Just wondering if anyone else has had one of these overheat next to a transistor on the circuit board?
It's dead now, anyone know of a workaround or another torch ?!
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Cheers Andy
 

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I’ve got this one Andy MAKITA DML801

had it a few years without issue.
on a side note are you going to Mac Timbers next Sunday?
Thanks Doug, kinda got used to the performance of this one but maybe that one is just as good?
Unfortunately not at Mac Timbers open day on Sunday. Have a clash of events this time.
Cheers Andy
 

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What burnt out? it probably is repairable and it probably could be modified to get it working without the board. the circuitry should be reasonably straightforward.
 

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Before attempting to repair it, you should ask yourself why it failed and does that failure mode (melting due to overheating) present a greater risk, e.g. fire?

The failure may have been caused by all sorts of different issues or a combination of several. As an electronic engineer, I would probably be able to repair it, but not at all sure that I'd want to !
 
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