[Coco] FD-50X series power supplies

Bob Devries devries.bob at gmail.com
Thu Oct 29 05:38:20 EDT 2009

I would think that the electrolytic capacitors would dry out over time (some 
have already failed for me), but other than that the only failure would 
occur if the PSU were overloaded.

Regards, Bob Devries
Las Pinas City, Philippines

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native tongue is the most vital asset of a competent programmer.

Edsger W.Dijkstra, 18 June 1975

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Chad H" <chadbh74 at hotmail.com>
To: "CoCoList for Color Computer Enthusiasts" <coco at maltedmedia.com>
Sent: Thursday, October 29, 2009 7:19 PM
Subject: [Coco] FD-50X series power supplies

>I was just wondering if anyone has ever heard of the FD-500, 501, or 502
> floppy systems' power supplies ever going bad.  I have a FD-502 unit and
> it's working properly but I just came across a possible PCB part that 
> might
> substitute as a replacement for the existing one should it ever go bad.
> But I don't want to go buying up too many extra parts if these things are 
> as
> rock solid as they seem.  Seems the older my system gets though the more
> paranoid I get about something going wrong with it.  Don't need to turn my
> computer room into a parts warehouse or 'radio shack' either if I can help
> it.   (maybe too late on that one)
> -          Chad
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