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Old 08 November 2001, 21:21   #1
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Second hand Amiga. "Dead Jim?"

Hi there,

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?
Old 08 November 2001, 23:32   #2
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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 .
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Old 09 November 2001, 00:13   #3
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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...
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Old 13 November 2001, 14:24   #4
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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!
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Old 19 February 2002, 02:51   #5
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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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