I have an LC and and LCII, and both have dead power supplies. To my understanding, they're known for failing. Has anyone made replacements for these, or can recommend a refurbishing service?
Has anyone made replacements for these ... ?
The short version is: depending on how comfortable you are with electronics and what it is you actually want, you have a number of options here, don't worry
If it's just making a harness to connect the new supply to the board, I think I can do that. I replaced my MDD power supply with an ATX one that way.
I want it to be electrically safe, and I'd like it to be contained inside the LC. That's about all I care about.If you have another PSU that will give 5 and 12 V, yep! If you have one that will give you -5, even better. So it depends how pretty you want it to be really! But yes, a small ATX-type supply and a wiring adapter should do you fine.
Have you tried "opening up" that external 'brick'? It looks like the innards would fit inside an LC PSU (housing)... you'd then just need to figure out something for -5V... which, I believe, is only needed for LocalTalk?the next next thing on my list is to replace the innards of the original PSU with a modern equivalent
you'd then just need to figure out something for -5V
which, I believe, is only needed for LocalTalk?
My plan is to make something that uses an external 12v power supply and then down-convert that to the necessary 5v and -5v. We've also located the original power connector, so it could be sold as a complete solution requiring no soldering.
I was also asking for this kind of a replacement PSU before here, but my messages got lost in the great crash of this forum. I wonder if someone would be able to sell this kind of PSU replacement in the EU?