[rescue] Need 4-pin PSU to front motherboard connector for Sun V210

microcode at zoho.com microcode at zoho.com
Tue May 29 10:27:10 CDT 2012

That was the first thing I thought of, but after trying to get the pins out of what was left of the original disintegrating new connector, I see they're the fish-hook, self-destructing one chance to get it right type. So I'd really prefer to get a new connector and not disable the existing bad but still functioning PSU. 

-----Original Message-----
From: Mauricio Tavares <raubvogel at gmail.com>
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Date: Tue, 29 May 2012 10:34:50 
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Subject: Re: [rescue] Need 4-pin PSU to front motherboard connector for Sun

On Tue, May 29, 2012 at 10:24 AM,  <microcode at zoho.com> wrote:
> A kind-hearted list member sent me a PSU and some RAM for my V210. I finally
> got around to installing stuff today and I found out one of the connectors
> on the new PSU I received has shattered and splintered and can't be used.
> Apparently from heat or age or both it became so brittle it started
> disintegrating and the pins must have gotten damaged along the way. The
> connector I am talking about is the 4 pin square connector that goes
> through the bulkhead to the front system board and terminates behind the
> system configuration card.
> The PSU I was going to replace failed today after I put it back in when
> the new one couldn't be used. Although the BIOS is showing every possible
> PSU error the system seems to run ok, as before. Sun sure made good stuff!
> Their servers even run fine with a failed PSU...
> As I was doing all this I spilled a nice full cup of coffee (that I had
> deliberately moved out of the way, or so I thought) all over a Filco while
> moving stuff around so I could work on this machine. At least now I get to
> test the "wash the keyboard in the shower" theory. So far it's dead but
> maybe it will start working again when it dries out. If not that was an
> expensive cup of coffee.
> At least the RAM I installed works.
> Anyway, is it possible to get a hold of these connectors along with the
> crimp-on pins? They look fairly standard, I just don't know who sells stuff
> like that.
> I don't know if I can post attachments to the list but I have pics if
> anybody can help.
> I'm also looking to buy additional PSUs and RAM for V440 and V210s.
> Somebody had said they had some RAM to give me but it's been a long time
> and nothing heard. If you have anything to sell please email me with your
> prices.
> Thank you.
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      Does your old power supply have the connector? You should be
able to pop the terminals off the connector and slap it in the new
power supply.
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