Help! TU81 Plus tape drive problems.

From: Patrick Finnegan <>
Date: Tue Aug 17 12:55:26 2004

On Tuesday 17 August 2004 10:28, John Lawson wrote:
> 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 should restate that... there is a "small arc" sound coming from the
plug when it mates with the outlet, which is typical of switching power
supplies being plugged in. small==tiny.

> 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...

Yeah, well, if I could find the print sets, I wouldn't have posted the
question so quickly. :)

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