[G4] Bad Power Supply?

Kevin Willis res19rmg at verizon.net
Sun Nov 7 05:29:35 PST 2004

On Nov 6, 2004, at 11:53 PM, Ronald Steinke wrote:
> Sounds to me like a heat buildup problem. Does the first shutdown 
> happen after a certain time has passed? And, then the later shutdowns 
> occur with shorter time intervals as you are working? That would 
> indicate to me that there is a buildup of heat that is causing a fault 
> to occur in the power supply unit.
It shut off 3 times in one day. I moved the plug and blew out the dust. 
After that, it worked fine for a few days. Then, it shut off again 
yesterday. I turned it back on last night, and it has been running 
since then with out a problem.

> You might also check the wall circuit you are plugged into for 
> continuity after running a machine for a time. If there is a GCI 
> socket installed in that circuit, you may be getting false over-power 
> signals from it that cause the circuit to shut off until it cools down 
> again.
It has been plugged in to the same outlet for almost a year with out 
this happening.  I'm going to replace the cord and see what happens.



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