[Coco] Caring for a CoCo
lamune at doki-doki.net
Wed Nov 18 16:23:32 EST 2009
A small fan will do wonders. The power supply is the weakest link in the chain in CoCos, reducing the temps inside will prolong the power supply's lifetime.
I would also consider changing out the electrolytic filter caps in the power supply, as they do tend to dry out with age and the increasing amounts of AC ripple riding through the supply can't be good for it.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: coco-bounces at maltedmedia.com [mailto:coco-
> bounces at maltedmedia.com] On Behalf Of Aaron Wolfe
> Sent: Wednesday, November 18, 2009 12:16 PM
> To: CoCoList for Color Computer Enthusiasts
> Subject: [Coco] Caring for a CoCo
> As I've been running my development Coco quite a bit lately, I started
> wondering about what is the best way to keep it running as long as
> I've also considered running a Coco 24/7 as a server of sorts. I am
> not a hardware guy, so a failed component would be a big problem for
> Are there any tips for running an old Coco as "safely" as possible?
> They seem to get pretty warm along the top side where the vents are,
> especially my 6309/512k upgraded model. Would removing the shell
> improve cooling? Possibly cutting a hole and installing a small fan?
> Are the components designed well enough for 24/7 operation in general,
> and does this raise any special concerns?
> Thanks for any tips
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