Intermittent(?) power-supply trouble

From: Christopher Smith <>
Date: Thu Dec 27 12:55:39 2001

Hi everybody.

Still working on those MIPS RISComputers. I've gotten all three to power-up
and self-test at least once.

The one that's giving me problems came to me marked "bad power supply." Not
being one to believe the markings, I tried it, and it powered up fine, did
the whole self test, and (due to the lack of any disks) just set there, as
you'd expect.

So here's the deal. I powered it off, and then back on. The second time,
it didn't seem to be getting any power at all -- not even fan-buzz.

Would I be right to suspect a loose joint or the like? Is there anything
else that might cause the power supply to work sporadically?

What's the best way to attack this and get the power-supply fixed? Should I
just dig out a multimeter and start checking connections?



Christopher Smith, Perl Developer
Amdocs - Champaign, IL

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