I might need an Okidata microline 390 turbo…anyone have one lying around?
I might need an Okidata microline 390 turbo…anyone have one lying around?
Even though the 5861 is no longer offered by SBC I figured I might as well get around to documenting the process for replacing and purchasing a new power supply for the Efficient 5861/ Cabletron 255 / Flowpoint 2200 (all the same product …at least as the power supply goes).
If you need one order from Amperor.com, model AOF25-3030. Contact information:
NORTH AMERICAN SALES
10601 Grant Road, Suite 101
Houston, Texas 77070
Main: (281) 807 – 3320
FAX: (281) 807 – 3324
email: Marcey Conley
Here’s a picture of what I received when I ordered one:
Now why replace it? Two main reasons:
1. blinking green power light, signaling a power supply failure
2. the old power supplies made by Tiger were like little furnaces, ran very hot and that’s why generally they fail.
So, anyways, you can either order one from Amperor or scavenge one from a spare unit. Regardless here’s the very simple method for replacing it, that only requires a #1 phillips screwdriver, and a small flat head one to pry some stuff:
1. Flip the unit over, using the flat screwdriver carefully remove the adhesive backed rubber feet. Then use the phillips screwdriver to unscrew the 4 exposed screws. You do not need to track them, they are all the same length.
2. Flip the unit back over (making sure to hold it closed) and gently lift the top off the unit. It should offer no resistance. Place it aside and now you’ll see the inside. It should be fairly obvious that the power supply is in the lower right hand corner:
3. There are 4 screws to remove in each corner of the power supply (red arrows in the picture) and 2 cables you need to remove (red circles in picture). The top cable usually comes off easily, but the lower one might need some gentle prying which I’ve included a picture of how I achieve this.
Now that you’ve got it out, simply reverse the process for installation of the new power supply. That’s it, pretty simple.
One last general tip. When closing up the case the wires might offer some resistance due to your moving them. Don’t worry about this as it’s normal. Also, I always recommend when returning screws to their original threads in plastic that you turn the screw counter clockwise about a 1/4 turn until you feel it “pop” back into the original thread. That way you don’t strip the plastic.
Busy day today…lot’s to do. Picked up the Painkiller: Battle out of Hell expansion last night, but it says “need base game to play”….wtf does that mean? Do I need it installed, or do I need the CD? Crap….cause I have it still installed, but don’t have the CD anymore…and you can just forget about trying to find out on their website, nobody mentiones it….but I seem to have found the answer elsewhere.
Picked up a Dell Dimension 3000 for $377, not to bad but I have to put a larger hard drive in it to support the Alldata system Anyways that’s what I’ll be spending my day doing today, with any luck I’ll finish before the end of time…
Btw, had the freakiest experience yesterday at Dave & Busters. I was in the bathroom and I heard what sounded like this lady chiding her kid like repeating the same stuff 50 times (“not the women’s, go in the men’s”) over and over again, so I finish my business, and then the same voice is saying “becareful, they have points on them” over and over again. Now keep in mind this sounds like a henpecking mother….turns out it was some pudgy 13yr old kid. Musta had OCD or something, but man it was freaky. It’s just that the voice was so…real. And the best part is afterwards I see the kid on the floor and I swear to god his mother was fighting off greenpeace members who were trying to push her back in the water.
Reminds me of a discussion me and Jen had earlier in the day about how parent’s actions affect their children by teaching them bad habits without realizing it. Such as using terms like “don’t be a jew” or “nigger rig”…that kinda stuff get’s put in your head and you don’t even realize it, or recognize it for it’s true meaning. Really…a shitty thing to do to your kid’s.
- The Mystery Machine Van from Scooby Doo. Somebody made a computer to look like it.
- Fat Boy Slim Video for The Joker. Don’t like the song, but the video features kitties….so of course I have to link to it. Honestly though, his video’s are usually at least artistic. Better than most prefabbed crap MTV shoots from it’s ass.
- “Experts agree: Bin Laden either dead or alive.” AHAAHAHA f**king morons.
- Man struck by car, responsible for damages to car.
- Dirty monitor? Get your screen cleaned for free.
- Family of faggot fans fly the flag. Seriously, I didn’t make that up.
- MGM DVD settlement. Apparently they produced “wide screen” movies that weren’t really “wide screen”.
- Nice to see we’re helping screw up Canada as well. Texas cops in Canada pull over driver for excessive eye blinking. New York cops woulda probably just shot him first….then called for backup and a helicopter.
Well there was one good thing today, I found out that SBC employees get free copies of McAfee Enterprise AntiVirus (version for as many personal, home computer they want.
That’s pretty cool.
Also, yesterday I made a button for the beer website rather than just having a boring old text link:
Any comments are welcome, I decided to not animate it…unless you guys think I should.
Tim, this is for you:
I just got off the phone, and I can only blame myself for answering it. See, we’ve been getting calls from some generic TOLL FREE CALL (888 858-9823) number for a while, and generally it’s a bill collector with a wrong #.
So I answered, and it turns out it’s some Bank One person trying to pimp their protection plan. Now when I say pimp, I mean reach out through the phone, grab your jaw, yank your head back, and try to cram it down your throat like it’s your first night in jail.
I mean every smooth, like “all we ask is that you give it a try for 30 days and notify us if you want to cancel”…no mention at all of cost. All they talk about is how it’ll help me by being able to defer a payment once a year, or suspending payments in a medical emergency. I had to say 3 times specifially that I don’t want anything added to my card.
I’m to polite…thats my problem, should have just hung up on these calls like I always do. Lesson learned…if it’s important they’ll leave a message. No more pavlovian answering the phone for me.
- VW spoof or subversive advertising campaign? Either way pretty damn funny. Suicide bomber in a VW.
- Scottish sobriety test.
*sigh* working on a computer for someone right now, 677 spyware entries detected, no wonder it wouldn’t boot. Kept saying this was missing or corrupted:
The solution is here. Not the most fun in the world….but I figured I’ll clean the drive before I restore the backup registry. Hell at this point I would reformat if it was mine personally.
Anyways, while it’s scanning, here are some links:
- Annoying neighbors? Read some other people stories.
- Really cool animation of the Mars Rover’s life so far.
- Portable rotary cellular phone. Which reminds me I have a rotary phone in my basement I keep meaning to wire up.
- The state of GA want’s the speeding fines the city collects. The cities of course aren’t happy and might not want to patrol so much if it passes. Of course none of this is about the money, it’s all about safety….*cough*bullshit*cough*.
- Somebody took apart their new iPod shuffle.
- Welcome to Pen Island, or as everyone else notices, www.penisland.com
- Is your luggage safe at the airport? NO! Of course it’s not safe, why do you think the overhead carryon fills up so fast lately. If you can’t carry it on your body then consider it stolen.
We have been having horrible problems with frost and condensation lately all over the house. One of the worst places have been the can lights in the kitchen over the counter. They were dripping water like freakin’ crazy, and as it turns out this is a common problem with older style can lights that aren’t air tight. I mean you could put your hand up there and feel a strong breeze blowing in. Probably because they were so close to the eaves of the house, and the insulation just wasn’t helping seal them.
So, honestly we decided to rip them out and put in a box for track lighting (to be installed later), so that’s what we did saturday. Well I did this mostly (Jen helped) and while I was doing that she installed a foyer light when she wasn’t handing me tools (having two people helps a lot).
Here’s some shots of the action. Let me tell you something, good living has not been healthy for me. I never liked to do attic work, it sucks very badly, but I also am older, less nimble, and heavier than I used to be so this little project wiped me the heck out…
And here’s the foyer light Jen installed while I was in the attic and crap: