From: Geoff Moore (geoffm at domain straight-forward.com)
Date: Wed 03 May 2000 - 10:08:30 IST
The most common cause of noise coming from the power supply is a worn
bearing in the cooling fan.
This isn't fatal and the PSU just keeps on working quite happily, so I
wouldn't panic too much.
However for the sake of your sanity you'll want to stop the noise.
If you're a "get in there and tinker about" kinda guy, a new fan will cost a
little less than a new power supply and you won't have to worry about AT/ATX
etc. Open up the supply and have a look at your fan to make sure you get one
of the correct size and voltage (last time I did this I think it was a 40mm
5vdc fan, but the mists of time....)
You can buy a suitable replacement fan from Farnell or Radionics.
If you don't have access to these suppliers or if you're not a "GITATA"
kinda guy......just change the damned PSU!
Straight Forward Solutions Ltd
Maynooth Road, Prosperous, Naas,
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email : geoffm at domain straight-forward.com
----- Original Message -----
From: Kenn Humborg <kenn at domain linux.ie>
To: <ilug at domain linux.ie>
Sent: Tuesday, May 02, 2000 11:04 PM
Subject: [ILUG] [OT] Power supplies
> Well, when stuff goes wrong, it all goes wrong... There I was
> yesterday, re-building my machine to re-jig the partitions
> and install RH6.2 when I discover that I'd backed up everything
> _except_ /home. Fsck. There's nothing that can be done about
> that, though :-(
> Then today, I install a new SCSI card and the stress of moving
> the machine seems to have been too much for my poor little PSU.
> The fan is making some nice noises right now, murmuring "I'm
> gonna die, any minute now..."
> So, anyone in the Galway area got a spare AT PSU?
> Will an ATX PSU work with an AT motherboard?
> Will a 200W PSU be OK for a P133, bunch of cards, two
> hard disks, and a CD?
> Answers on a virtual postcard to kenn at domain linux.ie, please.
> First correct answers out of the inbox get a free
> Adaptec AVA1505 SCSI adapter.
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