[rescue] IBM 9111-285 Won't Power Up Anymore

Toby Thain toby at telegraphics.com.au
Mon Mar 5 20:21:47 CST 2012

On 05/03/12 8:58 PM, Stephen Conley wrote:
> Oh hey!  I know you!  I stumbled across those photos on that flickr
> page when I was investigating things.  Cool to run into you :)
> Yeah, I was careful to actually remove and re-seat it.  I've tried
> again (through the drive bay, which is easier to get in/out than the
> fans) and it doesn't seem to help.
> I'm starting to think it's the power supply.  The other person who
> replied (Meelis Roos), I'm probably not having his problem because
> there's no real way for the power supply on the 285 to short (unless

What about failed electrolytics? Can't they cause a short?

(IANAEE, just askin)


> something comes loose INSIDE it, then it could short -- but the wire
> described by Meelis doesn't exist in the 285) so I think I'm going to
> be stuck buying a new power supply and crossing my fingers....

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