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Thread: My Arise ACE865 is DEAD

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    Cool 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.
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    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?
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    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
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    "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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    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 ]

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    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
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    Make yourself a DC-DC supply..

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    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???
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    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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    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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