hardware debugging - history repeats itself
csmuseum at cse.uta.edu
Mon Jul 25 03:18:55 CDT 2005
Last time the air conditioner at out farm went out it turned out that fire
ants had built a mound inside the control box on the compressor outside the
> -----Original Message-----
> From: cctech-bounces at classiccmp.org
> [mailto:cctech-bounces at classiccmp.org] On Behalf Of Jack Rubin
> Sent: Saturday, July 23, 2005 8:26 AM
> To: fufu at flexusergroup.com; Classic Computer List
> Subject: hardware debugging - history repeats itself
> Just wanted to share a success story -
> During the last Chicago heat wave, our air conditioning
> stopped working.
> Nothing, furnace (we have those up north) fan worked fine and
> air was circulating, but no cooling at all. No response from
> the compressor. Supply and control voltages all checked out
> ok, thermostat worked, etc.
> Turned out to be an earwig (small insect) trapped in the
> contacts of the compressor controller. Removed said insect,
> cleaned up the contact points and we were cool.
> Shades of Grace Hopper and the Mark II moth!
More information about the cctalk