[SunRescue] SparcStations on Fire

Kurt Nowak knowak at polymail.cpunix.calpoly.edu
Wed Aug 16 13:52:44 CDT 2000

If any of you really really *need* to keep an SLC or an ELC alive, i stripped apart
an ELC and SLC to salvage the mobos and PSs....all 4 items sitting in a box doing


Chris Drelich wrote:

> 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 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.
> Chris
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