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Karen Griffin
Posted on Friday, April 20, 2001 - 9:03 pm:   


I have sent out about a dozen emails to power supply manufacturers, retailers, etc. and cannot find a power supply for my PowerTools Infiniti 3180 (603e/180). Unfortunately I no longer have my burnt power supply for reference, but I can pass on what I know:

1. 200 Watt auto-switching power supply
2. 4 connectors have the following labels: P10, P11, P1, P2
3. Fifth connector is three pronged and has no label.

This machine is, I mean was, our email server and router (gotta love Yellowdog Linux), and my husband has had to give up his machine to fill the Infiniti's shoes. A software engineer without his own machine is not a happy sight!

If anyone can provide a clue as to where I might find such a beast, it would be greatly appreciated.
Posted on Saturday, April 21, 2001 - 11:44 pm:   

Is there any reason you can't simply put in a generic power supply? There are basically two types: AT and ATX. And I would suggest getting at least a 250 watt as a replacement. System integrators are notorious for putting anemic power supplies to save a few bucks. Check one out at the local computer shop.
Karen Griffin
Posted on Sunday, April 22, 2001 - 4:17 pm:   

I ordered an AT power supply, but it had a switch built in which was all wrong. I am trying another type of AT power supply that connects directly to the motherboard and has no switch. I am hoping I will eventually run across someone who also has owned or has worked on an Infiniti. They are a rare breed of Mac clone and it seems very little is known about them...

Posted on Friday, April 27, 2001 - 3:02 pm:   

I noticed that they made Mac clones, and that they went out of business. That would explain why an AT power supply wouldn't work; they are strictly for PC's. I actually own an old Infiniti 15" monitor, but it was made for a PC clone, I think. I'm afraid that I know next to nothing about Macs, but if my guess is correct, there is probably no standardisation in Mac power supply form factor like there is with PC. Which means you likely will have to find somone with a similar model who wants to sell it. I'd try looking on eBay and Yahoo.

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