Re: [NTO] PC power supply dead?
- Hi alice ttlg,
>This will do until I've worked a few more months and get me aLOL! I had the exact same thought Chris did. <g> I surely don't
>brand new PC and then I'll Linux this one.
want to get into a Windows/Linux war here, but Linux and I do not
get along at all. I'm too "one sited" Windows blinded or
whatever. I really don't have the time to learn Linux else I
would Linux a machine I have sitting around. ;)
Jason, you mentioned, "If you ever want to do PC repair work for
others, a PS tester is a very good tool to have in your arsenal."
From my electronics background I always figured a load had to be
on the PS to test it and thanks for confirming it. I just never
knew where to start looking for such a creature for a PC. I had
even thought rigging up of some kind of pins extender so I could
use my multimeter on them. But, for the price you mentioned, I'll
search on pricewatch.com for one. (I have a low amp pwr supply
that appeared to die, so I unplugged all the pwr connections and
plugged them back in at it worked fine since. Faulty contacts,
chip bits set/unset/hung, etc. can cause pwr supplies to prevent
from coming up due to protection circuits. Just re-seating the
connections can sometimes fix these problems just like re-seating
a printed circuit board (PCB), your cards like modem, sound,
alice ttlg; Safety 101... As far as shorting pins, or lets just
say working with power of any kind, you never want to use both
hands, especially when shorting power pins. The rule of thumb we
were taught was to keep one hand in your pocket. If there is a
high current (amps) in the path, you are making a short
(conductor) directly across your heart via in one hand and out
the other - heart attack, oops! ;)
Make sure you are not grounded to anything either. As mentioned,
use a screw driver when possible not touching anything metal with
your free hand, soaking the other hand in water that is sprained,
(use common sense!) etc. When they are female connectors (sockets
- a plug is the male end) and small like your power switch I'd
use one of the plastic coated paper clips with some of the
plastic removed at both ends of course. You can also use a piece
of coated single stranded wire like what is used for phone wire:
not the phone to line wire (RJ11), they are multi-stranded and a
pain to use.
You really should know what you are shorting also. Normally, any
switch that has on/off and ground or voltage running through, it
is OK, and as long as it is low voltage like the -3VDC to -12VDC
circuits in a computer. When in doubt, it's best not to do it.
You certainly wouldn't fool around with 220/440VAC rectifiers
(huge power converters AC-DC a lot of the time) doing stuff like
Only electrical/electronic people will get a groaning grin out of
this: Those rectifiers are always making a humming sound. Do you
know exactly why they hum? They forgot the words, so they hum. ;)
See ya in the funnies,
Jody Adair, Prov. 15:15
Blessed are they who can laugh at themselves
for they shall never cease to be amused.
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access through their servers. A number of people in a forum that I write to
are AOL members and my mail was originally classified as spam until their
addresses, at my request, were added to the AOL whitelist. It's a pain I
know but a way to circumvent the system.
Take care Barry UK
----- Original Message -----
From: "Jeff Scism" <scismgenie@...>
Sent: Saturday, April 09, 2005 9:31 PM
Subject: Re: [NTO] PC power supply dead?
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