Help with replacing a CMOS LDO Voltage Regulator

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by dokworm, Oct 2, 2010.

  1. dokworm

    Thread Starter New Member

    Oct 1, 2010
    G'day all.

    I don't know much about electronics except how to solder, and I have killed a DVD-ROM drive by plugging it's power supply in backwards.

    Looking at the main board on the drive, a component has burned out which appears to be an A8805 3.3V voltage regulator. It is an SMD part that I am unlikely to be able to purchase, I was wondering if I could wire in a standard sized off the shelf regulator.
    This is the datasheet for it, is either the AME8805AEFTZ or AME8805AEFT, it is hard to tell as it is a bit charred.

    It is a specific DVD-ROM drive, and I can't get a replacement, so I have to attempt a repair. Any help much appreciated.
  2. retched

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    Dec 5, 2009
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  3. dokworm

    Thread Starter New Member

    Oct 1, 2010
    Thanks so much, I'm in Australia, but if I can't source something local, it would still be worth it to me.
  4. SgtWookie


    Jul 17, 2007