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QL gets HOT

Postby retro_collector » Sat Aug 31, 2019 3:39 am

OK I have rebuilt my QL and now looks and works like NEW! I can format and read and write in MDV1 and MDV2!

I have replaced the Heatsink and the power regulator with Tetroids QL power module now that part doesn't even get warm. But I noticed when I lifted my QL the the bottom was very HOT

Is this normal or is because of Tetroids SGC? Its hot from the left of the micro drive to the Super gold card

Thanks

Bill


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Re: QL gets HOT

Postby vanpeebles » Sat Aug 31, 2019 8:00 am

Do you have the little feet fitted to keep it on an angle? :)


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Re: QL gets HOT

Postby retro_collector » Sat Aug 31, 2019 3:02 pm

I have them but never used them.

Let me give them a try :)


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Re: QL gets HOT

Postby tofro » Sat Aug 31, 2019 3:32 pm

hot is relatively relative {sic}.

QLs are known to be a bit on the temperature-inefficient side and it is quite normal they get hot after being switched on for about an hour. As long as you don't burn your fingers on the chips (which starts at about 60°C), you should be fine.

All of my QLs are like that and have been working for years.

In case you want to do something extra, you can equip the ULAs with heatsinks, and, if you have a GC or SGC, can remove the 68008 from its socket - It isn't needed with these cards and the QL runs fine (and cooler) without it.

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Re: QL gets HOT

Postby retro_collector » Sat Aug 31, 2019 3:47 pm

Thanks Tobias, I will take your suggestion and remove the 68008 since I have the SGC

Bill


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Re: QL gets HOT

Postby retro_collector » Sat Aug 31, 2019 10:23 pm

Raising my QL did the trick. Now its barely warm,

Thank

Bill



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