[Amps] Info on HP power supply

Al Kozakiewicz akozak at hourglass.com
Wed Jul 9 16:16:50 EDT 2014

Nobody fixes computer components in the field anymore (not for at least 30 years!) and power supplies are more-or-less commodity items.  HP would probably stock these items in regional depots for field spares and defective units would be sent to a "black box" for refurbishment.

Computer companies are keen to protect their VAR and reseller channels from unauthorized competition. So that and the break-fix model make the legitimate need for a schematic nonexistent.  HP has no incentive to support off-label use of components in the gray market where they receive no compensation.

From: Amps <amps-bounces at contesting.com> on behalf of Bill Turner <dezrat at outlook.com>
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On 7/9/2014 2:17 AM, Chris Wilson wrote:
> Very useful, but a shame this durable and popular HD supply has never
> seemingly had a schematic issued.


I'm starting to think that must be intentional. They simply don't want
people fixing their own or copying the design.
What else could it be?

73, Bill W6WRT
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