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Iesca

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  1. Iesca

    Powerbook 540c won't startup

    Whelp, after replacing all of the caps in the power supply (including the little one on one of the vertically mounted boards), the laptop still doesn't power on. I took pictures of the process which I will upload at some point, but does anyone have any other ideas? There is a ceramic fuse inside the brick, but no indication as to its value. I know also that apparently the pins inside the laptop can become pushed out of place? Thank you!
  2. Iesca

    Powerbook 540c won't startup

    Disappointing news, it seems the seller was out of stock, and so my order was cancelled. Back to the drawing board...
  3. Iesca

    LC III Power Supply Clicking...

    Thank you, both!
  4. Iesca

    LC III Power Supply Clicking...

    Ah, that's good to hear, I will give that a shot. And a part list would be fabulous, thank you!
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    Powerbook 540c won't startup

    Also from Lind? In searching for one before I saw that they are still in business, but I had never heard of them prior to learning about the PB-5. (Also: you still have a Garmin??)
  6. Fabulous! Thank you!
  7. Thank you! That being said, double-sided foam tape is comparatively easy to come by, though hardly as elegant!
  8. Oh that's what it was, nevermind! Still, would be nice to have the fasteners.
  9. I would like to know as well, my plus doesn't have them, rather its analogue board is held on with welded plastic, if I recall correctly.
  10. Iesca

    Powerbook 540c won't startup

    While I still plan on recapping the power supply, I just found on ebay the fabled Lind PB-5 car adaptor for Powerbook 500s! Does anybody have any recommendations for a good AC to DC power converter for using car appliances indoors? US wall plugs, please!
  11. Well, no sooner than my 540's power supply went caput, I now discovered that my LC III won't startup either, and instead just clicks. Apparently this is a pretty common issue, and I guess it can sometimes be resolved temporarily by applying hot air to the affected area? Grumble frumble...
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    Powerbook 540c won't startup

    Happy to help! I will probably make a nicer diagram at some point in Illustrator, but in the meantime, the more of these power supplies we're able to save, the longer the blackbirds can be enjoyed! For now, this particular cap from Nichicon seems to fit the bill for the one on mine that blew, but I'm probably going to just replace all of them (more than one is corroding underneath): https://www.digikey.com/product-detail/en/UHW1J331MPD1TD/493-14598-1-ND/5818065
  13. Iesca

    Powerbook 540c won't startup

    Damn straight...
  14. Iesca

    Powerbook 540c won't startup

    For those in need, I made a diagram!
  15. Iesca

    Powerbook 540c won't startup

    It seems we hit upon the same solution!
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