DECserver 700 PSU fix, H7881-AA
binarydinosaurs at gmail.com
Wed Feb 27 12:50:44 CST 2019
Thanks for the links, I should’ve said I work for a DEC/HPE reseller so I can get replacements through work but I thought there might be some folk here who’ve fixed one before and might have some tips.
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> Subject: Re: DECserver 700 PSU fix, H7881-AA
> Adrian -
> ASTEC is now owned by Emerson Power (UK address below).
> Emerson Power Catalog (find the 57 watt models):
> PowerClinic in Dallas/Fort Worth area
> services a large number of Switch-Mode power supplies.
> Power Clinic Inc.
> 3732 Arapaho Rd
> Addison, TX 75001
> H7881-AA (Refurbished), $177.00 USD
> H7881-AA Power Supply, 57 watt , $450.00 USD
> ASTEC - Europe (UK)
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> From: Adrian Graham
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> Subject: DECserver 700 PSU fix, H7881-AA
> Hi folks,
> My trusty DECserver has bitten the dust in a silent and non-violent way
> with the fuse still intact so has anyone got tips on troubleshooting? I
> know it's the PSU because I 'borrowed' another PSU from work and the unit
> is running again. It's an ASTEC unit under the hood, and in my experience
> of fixing the older types like the AC8151 (Memotech, TRS80 II/III, Osborne
> etc) the chief culprits on an utterly dead PSU are the input caps and/or
> the small 220uF or 330uF startup cap in the feedback circuit.
> I haven't checked bitsavers etc for a schematic yet, does such a thing
> Hopefully the ASTEC board has a model number on it.
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