[vcf-midatlantic] What's that smell?

Mike Loewen mloewen at cpumagic.scol.pa.us
Sun Jul 10 00:53:20 EDT 2016

On 07/09/2016 12:41 AM, Mike Loewen via vcf-midatlantic wrote:
>    sniff...sniff...oh look, the magic smoke is pouring out of my TRS-80 
> 8MB hard drive!  :-(

    The culprit turned out to be a RIFA X-class capacitor in the Astec 
power supply:


    This is exactly the same cap the blew in my Xerox 820-II.  Fortunately, 
I had ordered spares when I fixed the Xerox, and replaced the X and 
Y-class caps:


    Time to order a new batch from Digikey.  Here's a picture of the inside 
of the 8MB unit:


    The drive shows "ready" (green light).  I need to find the diskette 
with the INIT program to see if I can access the drive.

Mike Loewen				mloewen at cpumagic.scol.pa.us
Old Technology				http://q7.neurotica.com/Oldtech/

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