[mythtv-users] Slighty OT: Pundit PSU about to die.

Robert Kulagowski bob at smalltime.com
Tue Sep 27 16:06:35 UTC 2005

>     Has anyone had any luck replacing the Pundit PSU fan? I've seen some
>     posts where an external PSU has been used but I'd rather keep things
>     inside the case.

I tried finding a replacement powersupply and wasn't successful, so I 
opened up the existing powersupply and replaced the fan.  It just 
_barely_ was larger than the exising powersupply fan, so it was a tight 
squeeze.  The fan also had a 4 wire drive connector, so I had to connect 
it externally.  You could probably cut the existing wires and just 
splice in if you'd like.

>     Also, am I in any danger of getting instantly spikey hair by poking
>     around inside the PSU (once it's switched off, obviously)

"No user serviceable parts inside", so if you fry yourself it's all your 
own fault.

However, if you are going to open it I'd leave it unplugged from the 
mains for a while to let any capacitors discharge first.

Finally, even after all that, the Pundit ran for another few months 
before a power even killed the powersupply all-together.

I'll probably end up with an external powersupply that has those 
plug-style connectors so I only use the cables that I need instead of 
having 60 wires coming out of it.

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