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To Arpi > PS2 U.S.A. version (110 volts) SCPH-39001 charged to 220 volts - is it burnt already?

Is it still repairable? i hope it is just the "fuse" it was tried on an electric socket with 220volts and it smell burned..please help me!

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This would have damaged the power supply, most likely not harming any other parts. Fuses do not smell when they blow so something else was damaged. I would suggest looking for a similar revision that has a blown laser or other trouble and use the power supply from that.

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