What fun from a Macintosh SE

From: Scott Stevens <sastevens_at_earthlink.net>
Date: Thu Aug 26 19:53:28 2004

On Thu, 26 Aug 2004 07:14:16 +0100 (BST)
ard_at_p850ug1.demon.co.uk (Tony Duell) wrote:

> >
> > In the old-line IBM PC PSU's, there was always a big label on the
> > outside 'No user servicible parts inside' and a non-standard screw
> > sealing it. Every one that I've opened had a socketed fuse inside.
> Sure.. And you'll find that if that fuse blows there are almost
> certainly other component fialed as well (most likely the chopper
> transistor or one of the mains rectifier diodes).

The question then is why IBM went to the expense of putting a fuse
connector inside the box. A wiretail fuse surely would be at least a
slight cost savings. I've never seen that fuse blown, personally.

My first 'PC Clone' was made with one of those old 63.5 watt IBM
supplies. In a totally non-matched Leading Edge Model D case. To fit
the supply in such a case, the supply circuit board had to be completely
removed from the steel case and just bolted inside the Model D case.
Received on Thu Aug 26 2004 - 19:53:28 BST

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