[rescue] SS-10 PSU on SS-20?

Goten Xiao goten at squad-wars.com
Sun Mar 20 08:04:49 CST 2005

Meelis Roos wrote:

> Hi,
> I rescued a SparcStation 20 yesterday. 256M RAM, single SM61, 100Mbps 
> Ethernet, CG6. The problem is that one power supply fan is hardly 
> moving at all and produces sound that it will stop soon and the other 
> fan is already dead.
> There is 1 HDD with hdd fan.
> I have a SS10 with dead mainboard lying around and this makes me 
> wonder if I can just plug in the PSU from SS10? Will it work? What 
> risks am I taking?
For one thing, you may have the wrong voltages on the SS10 PSU. It may 
not provide sufficient juice to power the thing, it may give out too 
much and zap your SS20.

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