Osbourne Executive help

From: Gerald D. PIne <gpine_at_gri.org>
Date: Sat May 10 19:57:57 1997

hellige wrote:
> On 10-May-97, classiccmp_at_u.washington.edu wrote:
> >I had (and still have to some extent) the same problem on my Executive. I
> >managed
> >to mitigate the problem somewhat by replacing the 12 volt muffin fan with a
> >117 volt
> >fan in order to reduce the load on the power supply. The shimmering was
> >reduced, but
> >not eliminated.
> Gerald,
> Then would you say the power supply is getting weak? It looks like the fan
> in the back is a standard enough part...in fact, there's room there for a
> larger one, as the one installed isn't even as large as the grill opening.
> I'll try that though and see what happens. Thanks for the tip.
> Jeff jeffh_at_eleventh.com
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I think that the design using a 12V fan was just a bad idea. It put a
load on the power supply that need not be there. I think that the
problem was inherent in the Executive design.
Received on Sat May 10 1997 - 19:57:57 BST

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