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Yamakasi 30" Sparta has power brick problem

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Hi. Well 2 day old monitor has died. When I plugged it in for my review I noted that the power brick transformer was very hot. In fact looking at the label it says only 190v to 240v and 110v to 220v standard like in laptops. Not that this the issue but I also noticed the monitor made a crackle in the lower part of the casing when powering up windows. I have a video of the issue and will post on you tube if I need to. So heads up, if your power brick gets hot, it might be a voltage issue for North America. I am going to request a new power brick or perhaps send the whole monitor back to Korea.
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I now this thread is older

I just got a 30" Korean yesterday and its working great except the power brick, also rated 190-240V AC and 3A, gets insanely hot. With it out of the plastic and it's metal frame/heatsink sitting on top of some steel weights it's still over 60C

For now I'm going to setup a fan on it, but that will only work so long.

In Canada we use 120V AC, so I contacted the seller.

The monitor is supposedly using up to 140W which is not much room for a low quality 24V@7A =168W, I'd hate to know how dirty that 24V is too

I need a good power brick mad.gif
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well I received a 120-220v power brick from my ebay seller for the same reasons after I suspected it lead to my unit failing. The amperage however is lower at 5A but still works fine. However, it also gets very hot, probably as hot as the original, but I haven't compared. My unit is up and running after replacing the mainboard which was also supplied by the ebay seller for free. The problem was a faulty video chip on the mainboard which could have been caused by a faulty original power brick or was faulty all along. hard to say. So I think you are OK because most users report very hot power bricks. keep it cool and you should be OK
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Well with a 5V fan from a PSU on it it's staying around 30-35C, but it can't be built to run like that, or its just a very cheap design. If not for the fan, I could cook stuff on the metal frame.
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