Psyko carbon mods!

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    Ok being that the other thread was started for reviews of the psyko carbons i thought that i should start a MODING thread that pertained to just the discussion of moding pyskos..
     
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    Just starting off by reposting alot of pics from what i have from the begining of my PSYKO adventure..
     
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    Front cover taken off

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    All plastics removed!

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    Pcb full view!~

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    The sockets n ops

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    Cut traces for wiring prep!

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    1st Adaptor too many wires!
     
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    2nd Adaptor less wiring

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    1st Dip to soic socket combo installed..


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    There are no pics of the second or third op amp replacement forgot to do so...

    Also there where parts removed off of pcb board for accessibility to solder the soic sockets to target boards lands/pads that i did not take pics of.

    Sorry!!
     
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    :thumbup:All Adaptors installed and two 3300 uf caps..

    Orginally was going to do a swap out of all four caps but the four caps would not all fit onto pcb so i went with just adding two in parallel with two of the exsiting supply caps..

    Looking to add another two caps in parrallel with whats allready there.

    hmmm i don't have any spare caps but i do have a Titanium HD card that has so pretty 220uf 10vlts on its board..

    I would not dare do that to a allegedly great card!!

    Do what??

    Take its organs out so as to be a donor for my Psyko amp creation can be the best it can..

    Of course i will and i am going to do just that!!:thumbup:

    LoL just crazy i am hah. I'll replace the caps later on my HD being that i don't use the Titanium anymore and will be selling it soon to the highest bidder on e-Hay..

    I will order other caps for it and put them back when i receive them
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    Ok wait i take that back i was just about to desolder the smd caps from the Titanium card when i saw something else sitting on my work bench and realized maybe i will not take out the caps from the lonely HD but better yet from a mother board just sitting their broken collecting dust on my bench.

    I wonder if anyone could guess what this donor board is part of or was!!

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    Oh well that did not work caps too tall!! LOL
     
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    Well i will go with these taken out of an old pentium 3 motherboard for now until i order some that will fit on amps pc board with the rest of the getting crowded landscape..

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    Could not remove smd off of Titanium board without maybe breaking the traces..

    Seems that they are glued down probably and i did not want to wreck the card even though i don't use it anymore but will be selling it so i spared it of its donations of parts..
     
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    More pics to come and post because for now i'm heading out to get other donor headset so it can give up its organs so that it can breath life into a new creation
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    I love the colorful wording.. But man that sounds like a lot of work
     
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    LOL yeah its not work its funnnnnn
     
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    Donor set #1 sent out to the pasture to RIP it has seen its days!!
     
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