cctech Digest, Vol 76, Issue 20

Jonas Otter jonas at
Thu Jan 21 10:27:46 CST 2021

On 2021-01-20 19:00, "Ali" <cctalk at> wrote:
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> Date: Wed, 20 Jan 2021 00:38:21 -0800
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> Subject: RE: Looking for old Compaq software - COMPAQ System Manager
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>> For a workaround:
>> This way You get a fixed brightness and somewhat working computer.
>> Now You can wait for a replacement pot and play with the computer.
> So turns out the pot itself is good after further testing. Of course now the
> question is why won't the brightness adjust on the machine?
> -Ali

Something supposed to be connected to the pot is not connected anymore?
I am guessing

a) the connection to the wiper is broken somewhere, or the circuitry
connected to it is broken, or

b) the ground end of the pot has a broken connection to ground


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