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Topic # 52236 2-Dec-2009 16:56
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Hey all

Ok I know the RTA1320 has a def heat issue, just wondering if anyone has had the same problem with the RTA1025W?
I just picked mine up before and noticed its running very hot, not sure if the muggy weather has anything to do with it but naturally its on 24/7. Its about 2 years old also.

Thanks

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  Reply # 278881 2-Dec-2009 22:00
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Not heard of it being a biggie.

funny bodgy tip: 2 pencils just below the router means the router has a bit of air under it. I wouldn't have believed it but I tested it a couple of times, and it fixed some customers so it must be true.

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  Reply # 278888 2-Dec-2009 22:59
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I have an old US Robotics that overheats. I have a couple of cassette tapes holding it up above the desk by about a cm. Fixed it right up.




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  Reply # 278890 2-Dec-2009 23:02
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I didn't realise the RTA1320 has overheating issues. I just tested it and yea, it's hot! It's not even doing anything, it's in it's "bridge mode" with the Firewall doing all the real work.

I've just stuck a couple of matchboxes under it!




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  Reply # 278947 3-Dec-2009 09:22
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When i was using a RTA1320 i cut a piece out of the bottom plastic panel and that created a better air flow

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  Reply # 278952 3-Dec-2009 09:40
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muppet:

I've just stuck a couple of matchboxes under it!


Empty I hope - heat plus matches....toasty router :)




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  Reply # 278955 3-Dec-2009 09:54
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xpd:
muppet:

I've just stuck a couple of matchboxes under it!


Empty I hope - heat plus matches....toasty router :)


Errrr, quite. I should probably empty those matches out.

*smacks head*




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  Reply # 281381 11-Dec-2009 03:29
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my RTA1320 got so bad i cut the top out and used an old south bridge heatsink i had lying round and some thermal epoxy plus a small 40mm fan worked wonders but died anywho of unknown causes but i swear before the mod it used to get so hot you cook eggs on it

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  Reply # 281541 11-Dec-2009 15:25
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A lot of these will start dying as we head into summer.

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