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08 November 2001, 20:21
I bought an old Amiga 500+ second hand. I plugged in the power supply, plugged the power supply into the Amiga, switched it on (just to test it)... and I get a silent wrrrrrrrrrrrr from inside.
No power LED display. Nothing.
Just a silent wrrrrrrrrrr.
Does it sound fixable?
08 November 2001, 22:32
Does this noise come from the inside of the PSU or the Amiga itself? If its the former, you might be lucky and just have abroken power supply. I just ordered a new one for my A600 from Power Computing, so they aren't too hard to find :).
08 November 2001, 23:13
If it is the A500+, and you are lucky, you blew up the capacitors from the +12 or -12V line just after the power port. But in this case you'll have to take it to a technician for a check...
13 November 2001, 13:24
I don't have any real technical knowledge, but a power supply I once had for my trusty Amiga 500;) had a similar problem. When I switched it on, there were no LED lights and just a hum from the Amiga.
Thing is, I simply used to leave it. After a few minutes, it would finally boot up, the LED lights would switch on, and the monitor (which was ON but had displayed a black screen) brought up the reassuring "Insert Disk" picture.
I have no explanation for this...it simply needed a few minutes to get started.
BTW, this may sound dumb, but very similar symptoms appear if you have twisted and tied all the wires behind your Miggy together into a neat bundle!:hooooo
Don't do this! Let your poor Miggy breathe! :p
19 February 2002, 01:51
put it in a place with good ventillation and put a fan near it blowing hot air away [it may be over heating]
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