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Zapper Page Icon Posted 2005-07-26 9:10 PM
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It is likely that something else is the culprit. Like a failing inverter for the backlight, or the CCFL light itself. The sudden jolt of current from the adapter after it's been slow-cooking on battery power might have been too much for it. Quite similar to what happens when you flick a light switch on and the lamp suddenly dies. Inrush current overloads an already failing part.
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cmonex Page Icon Posted 2005-07-26 9:55 PM
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thanks for the explanation.. i take it you know a lot about these things, don't you?
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Zapper Page Icon Posted 2005-07-26 10:07 PM
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cmonex - 2005-07-26 9:55 PM
thanks for the explanation..


Glad to be of assistance, ma'am.
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Yoldering Page Icon Posted 2005-07-26 11:14 PM
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Thinking I could find an affordable power supply for my Dreamwriter.
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Zapper Page Icon Posted 2005-07-27 12:00 AM
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Yoldering - 2005-07-26 11:14 PM

Thinking I could find an affordable power supply for my Dreamwriter.


What does it say on the FCC/UL tag on the back under INPUT field?

How many volts?

How many amps?

Is it center-positive?

Does it contain Li-Ion or NiMH?
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KBoyKool Page Icon Posted 2005-07-27 12:46 AM
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cmonex - 2005-07-26 5:54 PM


i don't understand.. what was that smoke??? can it be avoided somehow?...


Well, according to my math professor, "magic white smoke" is what makes a computer run--and when it escapes, the computer stops working. :+D

Honestly, I don't know what happened with my 660LX. I was using the proper equipment, but apparently, something associated with voltage and the display didn't mesh and the thing fried. Like I said, the processor and storage components still work. Sorry that I can't explain.
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Zapper Page Icon Posted 2005-07-27 12:50 AM
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KBoyKool - 2005-07-27 12:46 AM

Well, according to my math professor, "magic white smoke" is what makes a computer run--and when it escapes, the computer stops working. :+D


He wouldn't happen to be of Taiwanese origin, would he?
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KBoyKool Page Icon Posted 2005-07-27 12:54 AM
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cmonex - 2005-07-26 8:55 PM

thanks for the explanation.. i take it you know a lot about these things, don't you?


Ditto. It's been a while, now, and the memory is rusty, but this sounds plausible. If I remember correctly, the display was acting a little tempermental a few days before *poof*! Your explanation would support this situation.

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wallythacker Page Icon Posted 2005-07-27 4:56 AM
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Zapper! ROFL !

Gotta go now, there's some velcro around here somewhere.
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theodouma Page Icon Posted 2005-07-27 5:58 PM
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I had to do a hard reset on my Jornada 820 because he didn't startup when I had done the "J680 65K collor display update" on the 820. Only after the hard reset I was able to start the 820
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Rich Hawley Page Icon Posted 2005-07-27 9:10 PM
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My wife (and she isn't blonde, though she should be) was playing with a Mobilepro one day and she decided to push the reset button. She thought it was cool how it started everything out fresh. I wasn't too impressed and told her so, "Honey, I'll be impressed when I see you do a hard reset."

She then reset the thing again, nearly jamming the stylus all the way through the case...asking, "Is this hard enough for you?"

No lie...she thought a hard reset was one where you push harder....

Rich
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wallythacker Page Icon Posted 2005-07-28 12:12 AM
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Women, lol
j/k cmonex
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cmonex Page Icon Posted 2005-07-28 12:22 AM
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ahahah... ok if you were just kidding...
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Yoldering Page Icon Posted 2005-07-28 12:33 AM
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wallythacker - 2005-07-27 11:12 PM

Women, lol
j/k cmonex

Wow that was brave
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Yoldering Page Icon Posted 2005-07-28 12:44 AM
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Zapper - 2005-07-26 11:00 PM

Yoldering - 2005-07-26 11:14 PM

Thinking I could find an affordable power supply for my Dreamwriter.


What does it say on the FCC/UL tag on the back under INPUT field?

How many volts?

How many amps?

Is it center-positive?

Does it contain Li-Ion or ?

FCC ID: NFJC600
INPUT VOLTAGE DC 12V 2.5A it has Ni-MH
It has an outer circle and an inner circle, and there is a hole in the center I know proton corp has them, but they are $40. Radio Shack has the head attachment, and I was thinking I could solder the head to a 12v 2.5a power supply I am not certian though. I have had this for over a month... I still have not been able to power it up
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