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Transformer The PC mount power transformer has burned out the number is AM871B-T1 trying to find another.

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  • Anonymous May 16, 2007

    The Apex was made to burn out and you can't get parts for them unless you go to ebay and find one for parts only the transformer is made just for the company who builds the units. I had to fix meny of those, but you can make them last longer by installing a second cooling fan pointed at the power board and when not in use unplug it from the wall.

  • Anonymous Jan 04, 2008

    The power supply has burn marks on the pcb. The unit shows no lights when plugged in. Several capacitors show signs of melting.

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Can you tell me how to connect regular computer power supply with this unit?

Posted on May 30, 2007

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The Power supply was made to fail on this model. I would recommend using a Regular Computer Power Supply. It would cost $20 to $30 dollars for a brand new supply if you don't already have one to use.

Posted on Mar 27, 2007

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