[SunRescue] SparcStations on Fire

Hatle, Steven J. shatle at vue.com
Tue Aug 15 11:02:18 CDT 2000

SLC's and ELC's are a bitch to take apart and get to the PS and video
circuitry. I hate to give up on old hardware, but take my word for it: toss
it and move on.  <grin>

-----Original Message-----
From: Gregory Leblanc [mailto:GLeblanc at cu-portland.edu]
Sent: Tuesday, August 15, 2000 10:54 AM
To: 'rescue at sunhelp.org'
Subject: RE: [SunRescue] SparcStations on Fire

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Chris Drelich [mailto:hyena at interport.net]
> Sent: Tuesday, August 15, 2000 2:54 AM
> To: rescue at sunhelp.org
> Subject: [SunRescue] SparcStations on Fire
> I was intent on selling my SparcStation SLC on ebay.  So, I 
> turned it on for
> the first time in about a year, intent on taking some 
> pictures.  I flicked the
> switch, and heard a few crackling noises, followed by smoke 
> pouring out of the
> system and a horrible smell.  It was not the cable, that was 

Oh dear, you've let out the Magic Smoke (tm).  :-)  

> fine, and was just
> powering a different computer a few minutes prior to it being 
> plugged into the
> SLC.  Im curious if anything like this has happened to anyone 
> before or if
> anyone know what might have caused it?  Just idle curiosity 
> really, the death
> of the system is no big deal, and I never thought I'd get 
> more then $20 for it
> on ebay.

Assuming that the SLC is like my ELC, there are plenty of things that could
break.  Take out the board, and look for things that are burnt, it may be
possible to fix it just be replacing a few capacitors.  If it's not obvious
what's burnt, then it may be a bit harder to fix.  Later,
Rescue maillist  -  Rescue at sunhelp.org

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