MicroVAX 3100 Model 95 Damaging SIMMs?
robert.jarratt at ntlworld.com
Fri Mar 25 18:52:48 CDT 2011
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> > In article <firstname.lastname@example.org>,
> > "Rob Jarratt" <robert.jarratt at ntlworld.com> writes:
> > > No I have not, sounds like that is my next step, although I don't
> > > think I have the equipment to check if the PSU is operating to spec,
> > > I can visually check components.
> > Supply voltages can be checked with a simple voltmeter. With dummy
> > resistor loads on the PSU you can check current supplied by measuring
> > the voltage across the resistor load.
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> I have just been checking the outputs from the PSU and was wondering how
> "good" they are. Here is what I measured:
> On the standard Molex connector the 5V output is around 5.3V, the 12V
> output is pretty much dead on. On the CPU power connector I measured
> these voltages:
> I am not sure what the nominal voltages are supposed to be on this
> connector (the -5.98 looks a bit suspicious) and how much out of tolerance
> they are. How do these voltages look?
Actually I just found some info on the PSU label, it says
V4 -12 V
Some of the voltages I measured are a long way from that. I certainly did
not measure 3.3V or anything close anywhere. Of course I am not sure which
of the pins I measured should be 3.3V and little clue which one it might be
except perhaps for the one that I measured at 5.0V which is only because it
is numerically closest. Should I be looking at replacing capacitors as
suggested, would that be the cause, or is it going to be something else
entirely? Having inspected the capacitors there is no *visual* sign of
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