More Kaypro problems

From: Don Maslin <>
Date: Mon May 11 23:26:13 1998

On Mon, 11 May 1998, Grant Zozman wrote:

> Cliff:
> Looking at my machine, it seems to me your problem should be fairly
> straightforward (hopefully). From the AC plug on the back of the computer, the
> 110V power goes through the fuse on the back panel, and then is wired directly
> to the power switch. The output side of the power switch goes to the power
> supply board AND to the fan. So, when you flip on the power, does the fan start

Not in factory configuration. As issued, the fan is a 12vdc unit that
draws its power from the power supply. Certainly, he should check the
power switch, but the power supply is more likely the problem.

                                                 - don
> up? If not, I would suspect either a bad power switch, or one of the spade
> terminals has fallen off of the power switch, AC plug, or fuseholder. This
> should be evident by pulling off the top cover; the terminals are easy to
> access. You may also want to use a multimeter to see how far the 110V power is
> getting (just remember the one-hand-in-the-back-pocket rule!). If a number of
> the terminals are off, let me know, and I can tell you exactly how to wire it
> back up again.
> While I would love to get my machine going, hopefully we don't have to sacrifice
> yours to do it! Sounds like yours is in very nice shape as well!
> If you do get it going, I would be able to make a boot disk for you.
> Grant Zozman
> Cliff Boyer wrote:
> > Hello,
> >
> > My my name is Cliff Boyer and I too have a Kaypro 10 problem.
> >
> > I think mine is in the power supply. I plug it in and turn it on and nothing
> > happens. No lights, beeps, chirps, drives whirling. Nothing!
> >
> > I checked fuse on the back panel and it's OK. Is there a fuse on the P/S
> > board located on the inside of the back panel?
> >
> > The machine was given to me, but I have no disks or manuals. However it is
> > in excellent shape. I hope the hard drive is OK.
> > If I cant get this machine going, I hope to get Anthony Clifton's QX-10 so I
> > can see what a CP/M computer is like!
> >
> > Anyone have any thoughts?
> >
> > Cliff
> >
> > P.S. Hey Grant, If mine is not fixable, I may have a HD for you!
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