[clug] Any ideas on what to look for to get an old PC running?
sam at couter.id.au
Sat Dec 27 08:48:00 GMT 2008
jhock <jhock at iinet.net.au> wrote:
> I was wondering if anybody has any advice on how to get it to work. EG.
> is there likely to be a fuse inside
So it's been nearly a week (I've been away), but I never saw this
particular question answered: Yes, the power supply has an internal
fuse. They blow sometimes, rendering the entire machine dead. If you
know which end of the multimeter probes go on the suspect bits it's not
hard to work out if it's still good.
Don't touch metal bits inside the PSU with either fingers or metallic
tools. Some of the big capacitors can bite pretty hard a long time after
it has been unplugged.
Sam Couter | mailto:sam at couter.id.au
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