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Snaggy

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Icon 5 posted November 28, 2014 21:00      Profile for Snaggy   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Anyone have a Dr. Bott DVIator power supply or a G4 Cube power supply (which I think will work too) ?

yes, our monitors are that old. [ohwell]

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Icon 1 posted November 29, 2014 21:18      Profile for TheMoMan         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Snaggy do you know the required power voltages and pin out I may be able to build you a replacement.

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Icon 1 posted November 30, 2014 01:55      Profile for quantumfluff     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
This kind?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/APPLE-Genuine-OEM-M5849-Power-Mac-G4-Cube-205-W-AC-Power-Adapter-Supply-TESTED-/171560587617?pt=PCA_UPS&hash=item27f1ced161

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Snaggy

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Icon 3 posted November 30, 2014 14:55      Profile for Snaggy   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Yep, that's the kind. Apparently the Cube supply is the same configuration as the original DVIator power supply... 24V at 2-4 amps or so.

Our DViator was a little different...

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Thanks MoMan, that's nice of you to offer! If I have to, I can probably put one together. macmcseboy thinks he might have something in his Jawa pile. (lol, I have a few of those piles too)

quantum: heh I bookmarked that auction yesterday. They are usually under 50 bucks, until it comes to the shipping. I don't want to spend much, as it would probably be better spent on a new monitor. This is for an original Apple Cinema Display, circa 2000!

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Icon 3 posted November 30, 2014 16:26      Profile for Snaggy   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Found an old yoyo Pismo power supply in my Jawa pile with similar specs. If I can make a female Pismo power supply plug to male Kycon 4-pin adapter, I think that would work too. [Big Grin]
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That worked. Yay!

Now hopefully the house won't burn down.

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Icon 1 posted December 02, 2014 11:49      Profile for TheMoMan         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Good on Ya Snaggy, Also many of the power supply bricks used by laptops put out 20Volts.

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Snaggy

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Icon 11 posted December 02, 2014 15:33      Profile for Snaggy   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
What's really weird is that my monitor has fixed itself overnight!

The backlight that was burned out, and was still not working yesterday, is now working, and best of all, the super annoying short, short, long blinking of the power button (long ago covered over by black electrical tape) is now gone.

[Applause]

And it wasn't my power supply that failed. Mine was fine!

TL:DR
Nitro's power supply failed,
I gave her my working power supply.
I hacked a power supply.
My previously broken monitor now works.

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Snaggy, now is the time to get a good voltmeter and watch the power line voltage at you home.

I would watch for drops below 115 and rises above 127, they spell trouble for consumer electronics, maybe a backup box is in order?

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Icon 3 posted December 02, 2014 16:11      Profile for Snaggy   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
All our computer stuff goes through nice big UPSes, so I would guess they act as good buffers.

A lot less lightning out here on the West coast, so that's good. Getting stuff fried by lightning was fairly common back east.

One day I'd like have a surge protector added on the main house feed.

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Icon 1 posted December 02, 2014 18:11      Profile for Snaggy   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
crap. Backlight just went again. [weep]
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Sorry man...you tried your best, but I think it was just its time. :/

FWIW, arstechnica seems to run specials with rather decent monitors going for good prices just about every week these days. (They're mostly Dell...if you can refrain from cringing, they do generally make pretty good monitors (assuming you don't get the bottom of the barrel model).) I'm sure Apple's are exquisite, but I can't bear to even look at the prices. [Wink]

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Icon 3 posted December 03, 2014 03:44      Profile for Snaggy   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
dragonman, you scared it, it's back to working again!

(Actually, I've been using it with the one backlight out for years now, but yeah, it's a drag when it's dim)

Intermittent defective inverter is better than fully defective inverter I suppose. [ohwell]

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