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Dec 12, 2000, 06:10 AM
My power supply on my PPC 4400/200 is dead! :-( How can I repair it? or where can I get a new one (In Denmark the price is about 235$ :-(ahh)

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Dec 13, 2000, 11:03 AM
This is real chancy, but it's possible the biggest problem is just with the fan in your power supply. UNPLUG EVERYTHING, and if you feel brave, disassemble the power supply, clean the dust and junk off the fan, reassemble it completely and try it again. This is, as we say in America, a longshot. Otherwise, I'd suggest posting on a forsale newsgroup or looking on ebay. Buying power supplies from resellers is notoriously expensive. Not $235 expensive, but often $100. Anyone know if a PS from a different machine would work in a 4400?
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Dec 14, 2000, 10:15 AM
Be werry, werry careful. Power supplies contain capacitors, which can hold a charge after the ps is unplugged. Don't get killed over the lack of the repair fee!
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Dec 31, 2000, 07:58 PM
I have a StarMax 3000 and it's PS is giong bye-bye. Got a new/used one on the way for under $100. Try here.http://members.aol.com/davidbauc/macsite.htm
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Jan 4, 2001, 04:02 AM
I worked for a non-authorized service center and we purchased all of our power supplies and floppy replacements from the folks at the link below.

Because of your location, international shipping fees will probably put your cost at about what it is if you purchase it locally. I would never suggest trying to clean out a supply to get it working again. When they die, they are usually dead and you are best off to get a new supply and send the old one back to be reconditioned.
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Jan 4, 2001, 09:37 AM
just went to dttservice and their PS prices for a 4400 are pretty good. $45 for a floppy drive, though? wow. i pulled mine out cause i needed the bay.
i once had an internal fan kick over on me, i cleaned all the gunk and dust off of it and it came back to life. if you turn on the computer and the PS fan doesn't come on, a q-tip might save you some real $$. if not, certainly try for a new one. PSs are "worth" nearly as much as the entire system, which is pretty shady..
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