[SunRescue] SparcStations on Fire

MikeHebeldruaga at pmail.net MikeHebeldruaga at pmail.net
Tue Aug 15 11:20:44 CDT 2000

After the Magic Smoke (tm) is released it's usually all over.

Seriously it's most likely, just a gut feel, the regulator in the flyback
circuit or something else in the power supply.  I've had quite a few
machines go up in smoke on me and it's usually been power supply related.
(Even smoked one mayself by plugging the P/S in backwards. ;-)  Hey, I was
young and foolish once...)

Regadless it's most likely not worth fixing.  If you're quick you can
probably easily replace it:

Mike Hebel

-----Original Message-----
From: rescue-admin at sunhelp.org [mailto:rescue-admin at sunhelp.org]On
Behalf Of Gregory Leblanc
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,
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