[rescue] Dead octane?

Scott Newell newell at cei.net
Tue Dec 30 21:33:46 CST 2008

At 08:45 PM 12/30/2008, Ian Finder wrote:

>If I were a doctor, the original symptoms, plus the lack of a click and the
>black handle-- when referenced with the experiences I've had with these
>beasts-- would make me write a prescription for a new PSU with almost
>complete confidence. As a last ditch, if you aren't ready to look for a
>replacement, pull the PSU out, smack it around a bit, and look inside
>(carefully-- high voltage inside) for anything obvious like a blown fuse or
>charring, and maybe reseat it and try it again.

I've been into it before--the little plastic wings snapped off one of 
the connectors.

>But if I were you I'd already be checking Nekochan and GreedBay for

Not sure if it's really worth putting any more money in.  This octane 
has been without a doubt the most unreliable machine I've ever 
owned.  Really neat hardware, but flaky as all get out.

newell  N5TNL 

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