Thanks to all for your responses and ideas on and off the list.
>From all that, I'm afraid I'm heading for a power supply failure sooner than
>later. I have a nice 20AMP 12VDC supply that's not being used for anything
>these days, so I decided to get the external DC cable for the 1000MP, which is
>available from R&L Electronics, by the way. http://www.randl.com/ Yaesu Part#
>T9018320. It just arrived today so I got it if things go south. Actually I am
>planning on trying out my MP with the external supply just to see if that
>indeed makes the very slow turn on go away, and I will also be ready if the
>internal supply indeed goes.
I will update later on.
Thanks and 73,
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