Dropcheck Posted December 14, 2016 Author Share Posted December 14, 2016 I was looking at your site. Confused on how this new board get installed. Why do you have to install the heatsync and regulator? There's an install doc in the dropdown under the Product Docs heading. Basicly there's a screw that holds the +5V regulator against the heatsink. It's head on most XF551 boards is not accessible on the outside of the heatsink. It's inside. Getting to it to unscrew it is difficult if you do not have a right angle screw driver and not that easy even then. It's easier to unsolder the regulator or cut it the legs. Now you run into the same issue when you install the reimaged board, only in reverse. I go ahead and pre-solder the +12V regulator because it's relatively easy to screw the heatsink to it. It's screw head is outfacing. I leave the +5V regulator unsoldered so that you can screw the regulator to the inside of the heatsink and then insert the heatsink onto the board. Then solder the +5V regulator in and trim the legs. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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