vrs at msn.com
Thu Mar 17 09:09:23 CST 2005
From: "Ashley Carder" <wacarder at usit.net>
> Vince said:
> > I used a Vanguard BC-108 (108-130mfd 110-125VAC) to replace one of mine
> > had leaked. They shouldn't be hard to find.
> > The physical form factor is different (smaller), so they don't look like
> > original equipment, though. I just wrapped it in tape until the
> > was sufficient for the original clamp :-).
> My TU56 arrived and I spent some time looking over it. It is missing a
> G742 module, but has a "homemade" card in its place. It is also missing
> two M941 jumper/extender cards. Otherwise it appears to be complete.
> I need a couple of empty take-up reels. Does anyone have any of these
> or the G742 or M941s? I don't want to waste decent DECtapes just
> to get empty reels.
The jumper part of the M941 I can probably help with; I don't have any real
M941, but I think the extender part is used with some test equipment or
> It is quite dusty and has some cat hairs on it. I'm thinking I should
> dis-assemble some of it and get rid of the dust that has adhered to most
> things. What's the best way to clean the backplane to restore it to what
> should be a functional, clean condition?
Knowing where you got it, I'd guess those are dog hairs :-). Sorry no
advice on removing it, except perhaps to try to gently vaccum it out.
> I looked at the capacitors and they don't appear to have leaked (yet).
> I also discovered that it likely has not been powered on since 1989.
> Would it be prudent to go ahead and replace the capacitors, or should
> I use the "power up slowly" method described by others so the the
> capacitors can be re-formed?
I though he had powered it up more recently than that (though probably for
only a few minutes).
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