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mac mini and a bit of peculiar behaviour...

Discussion in 'off topic' started by arthur, Apr 11, 2012.

  1. arthur

    arthur Banned

    'Lo all.

    Having become a computer audio ist in the last year I have to say it's quite an excellent way to play all my music; into a decent dac and actives and I'm happy! :)

    Except I'm not now. Having set up the mac mini as a music player only I expected it to work forever, as it were, on such a light load.

    Now it keeps blowing a fuse, literally, every ten or twenty minutes.

    It worked fine for a year and nothing has been added or altered, but now it blows the adapter fuse within an albums worth.

    I know nothing about them, so any ideas most very much welcome.

    Thank you and cheers.
  2. Greg

    Greg 2t5b

    Arthur, what sort of music are you playing through it?
  3. arthur

    arthur Banned

    :D had to laugh.

    Nothing but the very best Greg.

    Bach concertos the first and second time it expired.
  4. Greg

    Greg 2t5b

  5. cliddell

    cliddell Demented Member

    I assume this is a Mini of the older generation, with the external PSU? Can you swap out the PSU, see if that's at fault?

    Also, double check the fuse value.

  6. arthur

    arthur Banned

    Lo Chris. It is indeed the older generation, unfortunately I don't have a spare power supply or even know anyone else with a mac. The fuse that blew first was a 3 amp but I've sinced wiggled a few wires and used 5 amp ones.
  7. Cesare

    Cesare pfm Member

    I'd be worried by this behaviour. I believe the power adapter is sealed and just supplies DC to the computer.


    Suggests the power supply is either 85w or 110w, so you should be good with a 0.5amp fuse. Blowing a 3 amp suggests a fault. I'd get a replacement for it.

    eBay prices are around £25 for a replacement if it's the 85w model. Don't just keep upping the fuse, that's how to burn your house down.
  8. cliddell

    cliddell Demented Member

    I'd agree with above - seek out a new power supply.

    If you'd been local to me, I could have lent you one to try, but it seems that you're "oop north", and I am "darn sarf"

  9. arthur

    arthur Banned

    Gents I think you may be right, apparently it's not unknown for the power supplies to fail and or wobble. I'll get a new one and hope it's that. Cheers all.
  10. sq225917

    sq225917 situation engineer

    Do not increase the fuse value that is asking to burn out the entire unit.
  11. arthur

    arthur Banned

    Hmm...it seems I should learn more about electrikery.

    Ignorance is a poor excuse for big bangs :(

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