[rescue] Dead SS20- need advice
Jeremy RJ Towers
jeremytowers at yahoo.co.uk
Thu Nov 14 00:18:09 CST 2002
simplify first, remove the disks and sbus cards.
John Ruschmeyer wrote:
>Well, no sooner do I start a quest for a second SM51 (501-2754), then I
>discover that my SS20 had died in the night. The box appears dead,
>nothing spins up if I hit the power switch, etc.
>Since the box is somewhat full (352MB RAM, 2 drives (4gb Fujitsu+9gb
>Seagate), 3 SBUS cards (TGX, SunVideo, PCMCIA), internal CD-ROM), I'm
>guessing that it is either a power supply failure or a heat-related
>Anyway, before I go running off to ebay for another PS, I figured I
>would ask some advice:
>- Is the power supply really the likely problem? If not, what else
>should I be checking for?
>- Are there different/better revisions of the SS20 PS that I should be
>- Anybody have a cheap SS20 PS that they would be willing to part with?
>(Cheapest I've seen on ebay would be about 18.00 including shipping.)
>- Does it really seem like I've overloaded the box?
>- Any advice on steps I can take to keep it from failing again?
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