Help! TU81 Plus tape drive problems.

From: John Lawson <>
Date: Tue Aug 17 10:28:39 2004

On Tue, 17 Aug 2004, Patrick Finnegan wrote:

> (I sent this from the wrong email address last night...oops!)
> So, my TU-81+ doesn't want to power up. I've found the "hidden" power
> switch under the cover that I've flipped back and forth a couple of
> times, I've made sure the 110/220V jumper was set properly (110V), and
> tried different power cords, all to no avail. (I've bypassed the power
> controller in the rack and directly hooked the drive to an outlet.)

   This is all logical and good!

> The power supply "sounds" like it's getting some power when I plug it
> in, as I hear a small arc, presumably charging up some capacitors.
> However, the fan doesn't start up, and none of the front panel lights.

   This is Very Bad! One should not hear 'a small arc' !! charging
capacitors does not make a noise... ;{

  I would think the next step would be to aquire the engineering printsets
and some expert assistance and remove, trouble-shoot, repair, and replace
the Power Supply - I thinks it's woofed it's cookies on ya...


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