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Re: [SLE] Need help diagnosing hardware problem
  • From: James Knott <james.knott@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 19 Oct 2006 14:39:10 +0000 (UTC)
  • Message-id: <45378E42.40101@xxxxxxxxxx>
Greg Wallace wrote:
On Tuesday, October 17, 2006 @ 10:08 PM, Randall Schulz wrote:

Greg,

On Tuesday 17 October 2006 19:30, Greg Wallace wrote:
...

Randall:
I don't have any electronic gear, so I'd be starting from scratch. Sounds like you're saying that to do the testing you unplug each wire
one at a time and plug some device into that socket to test its
voltage, repeating the process until you've tested each socket, is
that right?

Absolutely not! If you don't have hardware problems now, you will after you're done with that. And it won't be power supply problems, it'll be mainboard component damage.

No, what I'm saying is that the tip of the multimeter probe can be inserted at the top of the power supply connector (the side opposite from the PC board, which which the wires leave it) to contact the exposed upper end of the connector's pin.

I'm sorry if this is confusing or I'm not being clear. I've been doing this kind of thing since I was 10, so I probably take too much for granted.


Greg Wallace


Randall Schulz

Ok, no pulling out wires. In looking at my box (from memory) the power box
is up against one side of the chasis. The wires are coming out of the side.
So, it sounds like I'd have to unscrew all of the screws holding the lid on
the box in order to get inside where I could reach the contacts.

You might want to consider something like this.

<http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=16606>


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