Subject: Re: DECstation 5000/33 Power Supply
To: Simon Burge <>
From: Manuel Bouyer <>
List: port-pmax
Date: 09/26/2001 20:29:52
On Thu, Sep 27, 2001 at 02:20:38AM +1000, Simon Burge wrote:
> "Tiago de Aviz" wrote:
> > Did anyone ever have problems with the Power Supply of the DECstation
> > 5000/33? Mine simply doesn't turn on anymore...
> > 
> > It was on for two days, then when i turned it off, never came back. What
> > could be wrong? Fuses? Parts? Nothing like storms happened around
> > here... So...? I dunno.
> I had a friend drop around just yesterday with the same problem.  From
> memory, the fan(s) started to spin but stopped almost straight away, and
> the power LED doesn't come on at all.  He picked up a CRO that I had
> here; if he manages to fix it I'll ask what he did...

Did you have some load on the power supply when you tried this ?

I had a sparc IPC power supply showing the same behavior, which started
working again when I connected a HD to it.
Obviously the IPC mainboard doesn't suck enouth power for this power supply.

Manuel Bouyer <>