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  1. Wow, great find! Never used one of those. Nice job on the quick PSU fix too.
  2. LCs are also easy to power via alternative sources, their power requirements are very minimal. Either a pico ATX PSU or an external 12V/5V adapter that come with a Molex connector on the end, splice that and you've got 5V and 12V which is all you need to power an LC. You'll be missing -5V but that's only needed for the Serial port and there are ways to get that if you really want it. This is the sort of thing I've hacked before to get an easy way of powering an LC: You can find these on eBay - search for 12V 5V external adapter, or IDE SATA external power adapter.
  3. You can't please all the people, all the time. It's really best to ignore people like that - he was wrong and I went back to his post from last year and he wasn't ignored as he claims, several people responded to him at the time. Kai, your project is amazing and thankfully there are more people here that appreciate it and want to contribute/see it prosper rather than troll. Fortunately the trolls are the minority here.
  4. The machine I'm fixing belongs to @Paulie, before partial recap, it did this: After partial recap (I replaced the very leaky cluster of caps next to the transformer but left the others for now), the fuse blew on first test.
  5. Glad you got it working and that it was as simple as that, I had wondered about making sure Bank B was populated too, so at least now we know.
  6. Sorry to dig up a 4 year old thread, but how did you get on with this in the end? I'm dealing with a board with similar symptoms.
  7. I'd say those SIMMs should go in Bank A, but that looks like what you've done. It's starting to look like at least one of the SIMMs you've got could be bad, do you have another way of testing them? I don't know where you got that memory from, but I know people have had good experiences with RAM from memorymasters: https://www.ebay.co.uk/str/memorymasters
  8. If you go back to the RAM it had before, what happens? What is the spec of the RAM you've installed? Can you post a photo of the logic board please?
  9. Awesome!! Well done on getting it fully going again, I'm glad it's in good hands now. Unfortunately I just didn't have the necessary time to spend on it. Could you run some benchmarks on it?
  10. Glad you got it up and running, and also kicking myself that it was such a simple fix ! I hope you get lots of use out of it.
  11. That's some spectacular Maxell bomb damage alright - possibly the worst I've ever seen. At least there's enough on each board that can be salvaged though. Wishing you the best of luck with getting at least one working machine out of the lot.
  12. I'm seeing Kai soon as he's bought a few things from me. So if the plan is for a board to go to Kai, I can help facilitiate so that shipping won't be required.
  13. I replaced the two diodes and it works fine now. Many thanks to everybody that helped, I couldn't have done it with you all. My reaction when it powered on: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eVhO3JO5F1k
  14. A great solution to an annoying problem - well done. If it's a part that is known to fail at this point, I'm sure others would be interested.
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