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Husky hunter 16 kaput

Postby matsondawson on Fri Apr 05, 2013 6:49 pm

I got it today and the screen was dead, but it still beeped.
I opened it and found a combo of a design flaw and a leaking battery destroyed a ribbon connector.
Un-repairable.
It was meant to be in "All in good working condition"
>:\
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Re: Husky hunter 16 kaput

Postby mrad01 on Fri Apr 05, 2013 10:09 pm

matsondawson wrote:I got it today and the screen was dead, but it still beeped.
I opened it and found a combo of a design flaw and a leaking battery destroyed a ribbon connector.
Un-repairable.
It was meant to be in "All in good working condition"
>:\


Oh bugger. I've had a couple of battery leak trade me specials. It's not fun.
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Re: Husky hunter 16 kaput

Postby tezza on Fri Apr 05, 2013 10:14 pm

Obviously the term "good working condition" was applied rather loosely. Like my Vic 20 where "powers up' simply meant the light went on.
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Re: Husky hunter 16 kaput

Postby matsondawson on Sat Apr 06, 2013 8:54 am

I got it working last night to show a screen!
Unfortunately that cracked ribbon connector means 10 keys don't work.
So yes, it will need reselling stating middle row of keys don't work.
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Re: Husky hunter 16 kaput

Postby Gibsaw on Sat Apr 06, 2013 9:00 am

matsondawson wrote:I got it working last night to show a screen!
Unfortunately that cracked ribbon connector means 10 keys don't work.
So yes, it will need reselling stating middle row of keys don't work.


A ribbon connector is unrepairable? I wouldn't have thought so. Photo?
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Re: Husky hunter 16 kaput

Postby matsondawson on Sat Apr 06, 2013 11:01 am

It's like a zx spectrum keyboard.
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Re: Husky hunter 16 kaput

Postby Carcenomy on Sat Apr 06, 2013 11:22 am

Where there's a will there's a way, I've seen damaged traces in plastic flexible ribbons repaired using PCB trace pens and clear tape before. It's not exactly pretty but it can work :)
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Re: Husky hunter 16 kaput

Postby matsondawson on Sun Apr 07, 2013 9:19 am

The seller has got back to me and is going to send me his personal husky and is allowing me to keep the broken one.
What a champion, the guy deserves an award.
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Re: Husky hunter 16 kaput

Postby tezza on Sun Apr 07, 2013 11:24 am

Kudos to the seller for this action.
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Re: Husky hunter 16 kaput

Postby Carcenomy on Sun Apr 07, 2013 1:33 pm

Calm down on the heckling Amigas dude, leaky drum batteries were an of-the-era thing, everyone was using them in their RTC designs in the late 80s early 90s.
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Re: Husky hunter 16 kaput

Postby Carcenomy on Sun Apr 07, 2013 2:51 pm

Cap plague is a problem to this day - every few weeks I get Compaq SR5xxx machines with AMD processors turning up with all nine 1800uF caps burst, five years ago it was the same problem but Solteks, before that it was Macs... everyone gets a turn to have the plague :)
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Re: Husky hunter 16 kaput

Postby SpidersWeb on Mon Apr 08, 2013 7:25 am

Many of my old PCs have had a variant of capacitor plague.
One of them hit me. At least I didn't have to desolder it though.
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Re: Husky hunter 16 kaput

Postby Carcenomy on Mon Apr 08, 2013 7:20 pm

In HP/Compaq's case, it's due to picking providers to supply components on contract. The affected units are manufactured by Elitegroup ECS, the MCP61PM-HM 'Nettle' - they replaced this model with a Pegatron supplied unit (at the time, a subsidiary of ASUSTeK) which I've seen no issues with whatsoever. Consequently the Pegatron uses modern polymer caps, which should help.
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Re: Husky hunter 16 kaput

Postby Carcenomy on Mon Apr 08, 2013 10:14 pm

I usually get mine from badcaps.net but really anywhere you can find good Nichicons...

But enough about that, how's the Husky? :)
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