OPUS BT-C3100 – DEAD!!!

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So last night my new (2 weeks old) Opus BT-C3100 decided to let out the ‘magic smoke’. Not sure if it was bonafide magic smoke, but it ain’t working anymore.

Turns out it might be a faulty PSU supplied with the unit. I haven’t yet tried powering it up with another PSU, but I’ve contacted the eBay seller to hopefully get a replacement.

I spotted sparks coming off the PCB inside next to the fan, and that was last thing it did, so back to the single discharging from 4 iMax B6 clones…. yawn! I’ll update on what I hear back from the seller.

 

UPDATE 11/09/2017

I’ve received my refund, and it turns out i’m not alone. I’m in the process of printing some of these,¬†from thingiverse, as seen from Pete at HBPowerwall’s YouTube channel. They replace the bottom part of the opus and allow for FAR more cooling. I’ll be blogging about this next.

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