Re: Dead PET 2001

Re: Dead PET 2001

From: Ethan Dicks <>
Date: Sat, 8 Aug 2009 21:01:12 -0400
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On 8/8/09, William Levak <> wrote:
> Also check the obvious,  are the pins for the plug clean and making good
> contact?

The plug is a good place to check for high resistance or loss of
continuity.  I've seen plenty of those plugs (on PETs and on other
machines) cook - brown and black plastic, oxidized pins, etc.

Too many amps leads to heating leads to oxidation leads to resistance
leads to more heating, etc.

Fortunately, the connectors are still quite standard, so it'd be easy
to replace the end of the cable (the pins on the motherboard are
rarely permanently damaged, but make sure they are clean and bright -
if not, they aren't difficult to replace or expensive).


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