[sebhc] 12V supply for Disk Drives question

Lee Hart leeahart at earthlink.net
Tue Aug 8 12:27:33 CDT 2006

Mark Garlanger wrote:
> With a little effort, I was finally able to get to the back of the
> power supply board to replace the blown capacitor in my Z-37 case.
> Now, without a load, the 12V line is reading only 11.6 V. Is this
> within spec, or does it look like the voltage regulator (or maybe one
> of the other capacitors) need to be replaced?

The regulators have a tolerance of about +/-5%. 11.6v is 3.3% low --
it's within specs.
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