Dismantling the XU4 power brick

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Dismantling the XU4 power brick

Unread post by mad_ady » Mon Aug 05, 2019 6:06 pm

I have a XU4 power brick that died when I first plugged it in and I'd like to try to repair it (most likely a blown fuse).
Question is - how can I take the case apart in a way that I can put it back again later on? The case seems to be fused/glued.
Should I use a cutter or something else?
This is the power brick: https://imgur.com/a/ixUzpOI
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Re: Dismantling the XU4 power brick

Unread post by jonesrich21 » Tue Aug 06, 2019 4:26 am

mad_ady wrote:I have a XU4 power brick that died when I first plugged it in and I'd like to try to repair it (most likely a blown fuse).
Question is - how can I take the case apart in a way that I can put it back again later on? The case seems to be fused/glued.
Should I use a cutter or something else?
This is the power brick: https://imgur.com/a/ixUzpOI
Remove the sticker you may find a screw under there but to be honest it's probably glued. There cheap as chips anyway

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Re: Dismantling the XU4 power brick

Unread post by odroid » Tue Aug 06, 2019 9:27 am

The plastic case was assembled by a high frequency fusion process due to some safety rules.
So it is very difficult to disassemble it.

Please buy new one instead of having a dangerous adventure.

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Re: Dismantling the XU4 power brick

Unread post by phaseshifter » Tue Aug 06, 2019 11:41 am

i agree with odroid...the mains adapter design is not really adequate..poor in it`s design....
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Re: Dismantling the XU4 power brick

Unread post by mad_ady » Tue Aug 06, 2019 1:31 pm

Thank you for your advices. Normally they are most reasonable, but I can't just throw something in the bin because it doesn't work anymore. That's something I picked up from my grandfather :)
Even if I break it beyond repair, and even if it takes more time than it's worth it, at least I get to learn something new and practice fine motor skills :)

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