Silly 8050 question

From: Martijn van Buul (
Date: 2001-04-15 09:01:41


I finally found some time to pick up a 2001-32B w/ 8050 and 8023 printer 
yesterday, which I had been kindly donated (Thanks, Ruud!). All seems
to be working (except for the keyboard of the 2001, which probably needs
to be cleaned badly. However, I don't have any experience in cleaning
B-keyboards; they're totally different than the keyboards I know..). 

The 8050 however is giving me headaches. It worked as a charm when I turned
it on after some cleaning and a visual check. However, halfway during 
a backup from drive 0 to drive 1, a thick white smoke came out from the
small shielded area behind the power supply. I've opened it up, but there's
no visual damage whatsoever, and the unit still works like a charm. So, 
my question is (What's that for an introduction :):

Does the 3-pronged AC socket used in the (European) 8050 (and probably in all
other PET-alike devices...) have a line filter? In that case, I know what
happened.. The thing makes a 'nice' "twang" when turned on. I've got a a 3032
with similiar sounds at startup, and I'm beginning to see why.

    Martijn van Buul - -
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