[Coco] Decent text editor for OS9?
dragonbytes at cox.net
Sat Apr 24 01:11:56 EDT 2010
It was in fact brown colored. Maybe it IS just glue after all. I didn't think of that. Thanks
- Todd Wallace
On Apr 24, 2010, at 12:44 AM, Bob Devries wrote:
> before you go removing those power supply capacitors, please be aware that the manufacturer used glue to be sure that vibration wouldn't dislodge those caps. That glue was a brown colour (at least in the ones I've seen).
> Regards, Bob Devries
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> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Todd Wallace" <dragonbytes at cox.net>
> To: "CoCoList for Color Computer Enthusiasts" <coco at maltedmedia.com>
> Sent: Saturday, April 24, 2010 2:40 PM
> Subject: Re: [Coco] Decent text editor for OS9?
>> Well guys, seems I got lucky. Upon opening the CoCo3 i noticed the 512k ram board was not in all the way. i pushed it in place and the CoCo3 boots again. However I DID notice that 2 capacitors near the powersupply have severe corrosion on the bottom. I think I might be able to replace them on my own. I really could use a solder sucker. Maybe i'll ask a friend to do it that has access to one. But in the meantime, the CoCo3 is running again! I'll keep you posted if anything further happens. Thanks for all the suggestions and advice! :-)
>> - Todd Wallace
>> On Apr 23, 2010, at 10:29 PM, Brian Blake wrote:
>>> If you're comfortable with a soldering iron, I'd eliminate the power supply
>>> altogether. The CoCo power supplies were iffy out of the box, 20some years
>>> later they aren't any better. The Other Bob's
>>> a good decription of how to run a CoCo3 from 12vdc - you can use an
>>> power supply out of a PC. This WikiHow
>>> how to convert an ATX power supply into a lab power supply which
>>> you could use to power your CoCo3 (and all of it's accessories).
>>> For more detailed information, download Frank Swygert's 'Tandy's Little
>>> Wonder' book from my FTP
>>> <http://coco.randomrodder.com/directory.html>(click the FARNA Systems
>>> link), or from MaltedMedia's
>>> FTP <ftp://maltedmedia.com/coco/>. And you can see the one powering my
>>> repack in this picture<http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_eECirk2cOCc/Ss-eNn-t6sI/AAAAAAAAAKo/H7jw1--ImJQ/s1600-h/photo+3.jpg>.
>>> That unit is a 200w power supply from an HP Vectra XE-310, and powers the
>>> CoCo3, three floppy drives, a sound system and a cooling fan for the CoCo3's
>>> CPU (6309).
>>> I also have three CoCo3's with the Cloud9 512k upgrade; they do run a little
>>> hotter than normal, but cooler than the one with the PB&j upgrade or the one
>>> with the RS factory upgrade.
>>> Your problem could easily be as Gene suggested, but, it could also be a bad
>>> CPU. I had one go out giving similar results to what you describe. I'm
>>> inclined to believe the PS could be at fault, but, I'll defer to Gene as he
>>> is infinitely more qualified than I am, as I am still re-learning myself.
>>> Good luck,
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