Bare with me, I'm new to electronics work in general. And this is my first post.
I'm working on an NES mod. I bought an NES on eBay and it came with this weird AC adapter. It has two cords coming out of it. A little research, and I discovered that it works with the Genesis and NES/SNES.
I took it apart (and I've never looked at the insides of one of these before) and found this: http://i.imgur.com/FdQ1s.jpg
Why is such a little circuit board mounted in such a big space? Is it because it gets really hot (it also has a "vent" on the back of the casing). I ask this because I want to mount the AC adapter into my case mod. And I don't want it catching on fire. D:
And what's with the messy adhesive? It looks like strands of it are all over the component. Is that epoxy (it's yellow and purple, if that means anything)? And if so, how do I remove it?
Sorry for the rapid fire questions. Thanks in advance, everyone.