XT Power Supply help... (More Info)

From: Hotze <photze_at_batelco.com.bh>
Date: Thu Apr 30 22:36:35 1998

OK... by some act of God, when I try to plug in the HDD alone, it spins up,
along with the PSU. Now, when I take EVERYTHING out, that includes drives,
cards, etc. and just give the motherboard power, it doesn't spin up at all.
Yes, the black pins are in the middle, I know I've got a good connection...
could this be the "No power" line thingy? Should a real-XT case work with a
clone-XT motherboard?

Tim D. Hotze
-----Original Message-----
From: Tony Duell <ard_at_p850ug1.demon.co.uk>
To: Discussion re-collecting of classic computers
Date: Friday, May 01, 1998 3:13 AM
Subject: Re: XT Power Supply help...

>> I've gone as far as epoxying a screw upside down onto the odd "security"
>> way back when they started coming out and used a pliers/visegrips to turn
>Or filing a nail to make a tool to fit some of the more obscure screws.
>If it has a head that stands proud of the surface, and if you don't care
>about mangling the screw, then use a hacksaw to cut a slot in it. I got a
>pile of AT bits at a radio rally, and that's what had been done to the
>screws in the PSU.
>> > not to put a nail in the fuseholder, or put unsafe components in the
>> > chopper circuit, or whatever.
>> Uh, penny under the blown screw in fuse, cigarette pack foil around the
blown AGC
>> fuse. Let's do this right now.
>It's a well-known fact that to the UK public all fuses are 13A (the
>standard/maximum one used in our mains plugs). I've seen said fuses in
>all sorts of places that they don't belong.
>I've also seen the fuse wrapped in foil - where on earth does that
>dangerous trick come from. I can't believe these lusers work it out for
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