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  • My Arise ACE865 is DEAD

    Just to let people know, what I originally thought was a HD problem is a power supply problem. I got my new HD and installed it, but it exhibited the same behaviour as the old one (see topic in General Hardware). Unfortunately, my DC-DC is out of warrenty, so I must buy a new one.

    Just a general caution, weird HD problems may be attributed to a dying DC-DC converter.
    Player: Pentium 166MMX, Amptron 598LMR MB w/onboard Sound, Video, LAN, 10.2 Gig Fujitsu Laptop HD, Arise 865 DC-DC Converter, Lexan Case, Custom Software w/Voice Interface, MS Access Based Playlists
    Car: 1986 Mazda RX-7 Turbo (highly modded), 1978 RX-7 Beater (Dead, parting out), 2001 Honda Insight
    "If one more body-kitted, cut-spring-lowered, farty-exhausted Civic revs on me at an intersection, I swear I'm going to get out of my car and cram their ridiculous double-decker aluminium wing firmly up their rump."

  • #2
    I've also experienced strange Windows errors due to a malfunctioning power supply. If anyone keeps getting Protection Fault or memory errors, try using a different power supply; it may just solve the problem.

    Aaron: So is your original HDD still alive then, or did the failing PSU kill it?
    Jason Johnson
    Yorba Linda, California
    http://www.m2pc.com

    MPC Phase IV - *** PENDING ***

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    • #3
      I don't know if the original HD is still good, as it was returned to Fujitsu on warrenty. I would sort of feel bad if it was good, but I have given Fujitsu quite a bit of business over the years, so I think they'r profits from me will more than cover a replacement drive.
      Player: Pentium 166MMX, Amptron 598LMR MB w/onboard Sound, Video, LAN, 10.2 Gig Fujitsu Laptop HD, Arise 865 DC-DC Converter, Lexan Case, Custom Software w/Voice Interface, MS Access Based Playlists
      Car: 1986 Mazda RX-7 Turbo (highly modded), 1978 RX-7 Beater (Dead, parting out), 2001 Honda Insight
      "If one more body-kitted, cut-spring-lowered, farty-exhausted Civic revs on me at an intersection, I swear I'm going to get out of my car and cram their ridiculous double-decker aluminium wing firmly up their rump."

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      • #4
        Don't laptop hard drives run off of the 5 volt line? If so, I can't help but wonder if the extra power draw on the 865's 5v line caused its pre-mature death.

        [ 09-05-2001: Message edited by: bh76 ]
        http://thecoldfront.com

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        • #5
          The HD does run on 5V, but at only about 150mA, hardly enough to make any difference. I just think I got a bad supply....It would certainly be in line with the rest of my luck.
          Player: Pentium 166MMX, Amptron 598LMR MB w/onboard Sound, Video, LAN, 10.2 Gig Fujitsu Laptop HD, Arise 865 DC-DC Converter, Lexan Case, Custom Software w/Voice Interface, MS Access Based Playlists
          Car: 1986 Mazda RX-7 Turbo (highly modded), 1978 RX-7 Beater (Dead, parting out), 2001 Honda Insight
          "If one more body-kitted, cut-spring-lowered, farty-exhausted Civic revs on me at an intersection, I swear I'm going to get out of my car and cram their ridiculous double-decker aluminium wing firmly up their rump."

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          • #6
            Make yourself a DC-DC supply..

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            • #7
              Hey, Aaron - Something you may want to check... When I got my DC power supply, it had a loose cap inside. I guess from being kicked around in shipping??? Due to the mobile environment, you may wish to re-check all the components. Maybe something just jarred loose???
              ~m
              PII 266, 512 MB RAM, 10 Gig, 36x CD-ROM, 16x DVD, DeLorme GPS, 5.6" LCD Screen, Dschmidt power controller, Keypower ATX DC-DC Supply, PowerAmp Macro controller, Dauphin mini-Kbd.
              Sony Head Unit, Sony Unilink input selector, rear deck Kenwood 6x9's, stock door spkrs... All in my '96 Civic, of course :}
              BC ROCKS!!!

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              • #8
                aaron, if u r lucky, it might just be the 5v part os your psu that is knackard.... test it...
                if it is just 5v that is the prob, then use a max787 based circuit to get 5v and use 2 psu's 2gether

                btw.... the max787 circuit is easy to make, it`s onlt 5 or 6 components, just remember to heatsink the max787...

                hope u understand what i mean
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                • #9
                  no....where are ur pics
                  abcd-1
                  Author of CobraI,II,III and now CobraIV.
                  You can contact me on AOL instant messenger....nick is cenwesi or cenwesi3

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                  • #10
                    charles, what i'm saying is that just the 5v part of the arise might be the problem.... since it was only the 5v hd playing up at first

                    and if this is the case, then fixing it will be cheap and easy, by making a 5v dc-dc supply

                    my pics & website are coming soon btw, it`s just that my car is off the road at the moment, and im really busy getting ready for university at the moment
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                    • #11
                      I received the new supply in the mail today (ordered it on Thursday) so I will see about installing it tonight or something. It doesn't seem to be worth my time to try to repair the supply I have considering the price of a new supply (with warrantee) and the aggrivation a flaky older supply would cause...
                      Player: Pentium 166MMX, Amptron 598LMR MB w/onboard Sound, Video, LAN, 10.2 Gig Fujitsu Laptop HD, Arise 865 DC-DC Converter, Lexan Case, Custom Software w/Voice Interface, MS Access Based Playlists
                      Car: 1986 Mazda RX-7 Turbo (highly modded), 1978 RX-7 Beater (Dead, parting out), 2001 Honda Insight
                      "If one more body-kitted, cut-spring-lowered, farty-exhausted Civic revs on me at an intersection, I swear I'm going to get out of my car and cram their ridiculous double-decker aluminium wing firmly up their rump."

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                      • #12
                        good point...
                        i`d keep the old one though, it might come in useful for spares
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                        • #13
                          Well I installed the new supply, and all is once again right with the world. Cruised down my street at 12AM cranking Enigma - Push The Limit. Really impressed the neighbours.

                          I still have the old supply, and I will hold onto it in the off chance that I will put another computer in another car. I'll fix it at some point when I get bored...
                          Player: Pentium 166MMX, Amptron 598LMR MB w/onboard Sound, Video, LAN, 10.2 Gig Fujitsu Laptop HD, Arise 865 DC-DC Converter, Lexan Case, Custom Software w/Voice Interface, MS Access Based Playlists
                          Car: 1986 Mazda RX-7 Turbo (highly modded), 1978 RX-7 Beater (Dead, parting out), 2001 Honda Insight
                          "If one more body-kitted, cut-spring-lowered, farty-exhausted Civic revs on me at an intersection, I swear I'm going to get out of my car and cram their ridiculous double-decker aluminium wing firmly up their rump."

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                          • #14
                            Aaron -

                            Did you ever find out what exactly went bad in your old supply? This might be good to know for those who have the same supply...
                            Jason Johnson
                            Yorba Linda, California
                            http://www.m2pc.com

                            MPC Phase IV - *** PENDING ***

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                            • #15
                              I have not looked at it in detail yet, but I would imagine that the +5V became intermittant and/or deregulated. When I have time, I will load test the supply and figure out what's wrong.
                              Player: Pentium 166MMX, Amptron 598LMR MB w/onboard Sound, Video, LAN, 10.2 Gig Fujitsu Laptop HD, Arise 865 DC-DC Converter, Lexan Case, Custom Software w/Voice Interface, MS Access Based Playlists
                              Car: 1986 Mazda RX-7 Turbo (highly modded), 1978 RX-7 Beater (Dead, parting out), 2001 Honda Insight
                              "If one more body-kitted, cut-spring-lowered, farty-exhausted Civic revs on me at an intersection, I swear I'm going to get out of my car and cram their ridiculous double-decker aluminium wing firmly up their rump."

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