Replacing a PSU in a Dolch PAC 586?

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Replacing a PSU in a Dolch PAC 586?

Postby jheronimus » 2017-11-02 @ 09:12

Hi, all

I'm looking to buy a Dolch PAC 586 luggable PC. Still waiting for some details on the particular machine for sale, but the seller already said that the PSU is not working.

My question is, how non-standard is a PSU in this machine? I know it uses a regular AT motherboard, so maybe the PSU is simply LPX or something?
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Re: Replacing a PSU in a Dolch PAC 586?

Postby CkRtech » 2017-11-02 @ 10:25

Hoping someone can help you, but I assume that there is a bit of a unique factor to it - either in the power supply or prior to it simply because it has to drive the monitor.

What would really be great is if it is simply a blown fuse. Would you be up for restoring the original power supply should you get a killer deal on one with a bad PSU (like the one you mentioned)?
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Re: Replacing a PSU in a Dolch PAC 586?

Postby jheronimus » 2017-11-02 @ 11:47

No, unfortunately, I'm not up to that. So I'll really need to find some sort of a replacement

I've found this teardown video of PAC 486, you can see the PSU at this timestamp. Doesn't look like anything special to me, except for the dimensions. And it looks like there is no separate connector for the LCD, so maybe it just uses molex?
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Re: Replacing a PSU in a Dolch PAC 586?

Postby jheronimus » 2017-11-10 @ 14:02

The PSU in question turned out to be Skynet DLH-920C-1. So yeah, looks like it's not going to be easy to replace. It's actually some sort of an industrial AT power supply with a built-in power switch, so the PSU with shipping will probably cost as much as the whole computer (and in total it will cost as much as a non-broken Dolch).
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