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Olivetti M15 Plus portable

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    Olivetti M15 Plus portable

    Greetings again -

    As I wait for my 5150 XTIDE to arrive in the mail... I picked up another craigslist salvage. At least with the 5150, I worked with as a kid... but this, is totally foreign (pun intended) to me.

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    There's a hard drive on the left and a 3.5 drive on the right.

    Here's a short 1 minute video I just made, attempting to turn it on (to no avail): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C2xg...ature=youtu.be

    Anyone familiar with these machines? Can they even be used on American power? Any troubleshooting advice / how to bring this to life?

    Thank you, in advance, for your time and help!

    #2
    Well, the power brick puts out DC voltage, so you should be able to determine what the M15 requires and adapt some other PSU to suit. At least then you'll know what's what with the M15 itself.

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      #3
      Originally posted by phonophan View Post
      Can they even be used on American power?
      The Installation and Operations Guide for the M15 Plus is at [here].
      According to page page 2-9 of that manual, the answer to the question is yes.
      Confirmed by what is printed on the label on the AC adapter.

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        #4
        This was beyond my repair ability... but was worked on by someone else.

        Internal power supply smoked out a couple of resistors and a diode.

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        Just thought i'd share!

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          #5
          Originally posted by phonophan View Post
          This was beyond my repair ability... but was worked on by someone else.

          Internal power supply smoked out a couple of resistors and a diode.

          [ATTACH=CONFIG]60597[/ATTACH]

          [ATTACH=CONFIG]60598[/ATTACH]

          Just thought i'd share!
          Great to see that you got it working. Would you mind sharing how you fashioned up a different power supply please? I have a m15 with no power supply and have been wondering how it is done.

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            #6
            Originally posted by NoSmoke View Post
            Great to see that you got it working. Would you mind sharing how you fashioned up a different power supply please? I have a m15 with no power supply and have been wondering how it is done.
            Sorry... as I said, was worked on by someone else. I only wish I had this electrical engineering ability! I majored in communications instead.

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              #7
              The M15 is nice, I have also one. My power supply is Ok, but anyhow the machine does not power up.
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