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#1811689 - 09/11/22 06:36 AM castlewood orb 2.2gb
exsanguinator Offline
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hi all, I dusted off my old orb 2.2gb scsi 2 external drive that I used for backups years ago.
It's basically brand new only fired up a dozen times when I first got it in 2001,and maybe once or twice in 2012 and 2015.
Yesterday it wouldn't power up, and went to find a multimeter to check the 5v power supply, all was good there.
I left it plugged in for about 40min as I played around with my old vs1880, and then when I checked the unit, to my surprise, it was working, and checked all my old discs etc and worked fine.

Today I fired it up and again, nothing, been waiting over an hour and still nothing,
I'm wondering if these drives have some sort of backup battery inside?

I know the vs has a backup battery, and even after years of not powering up, works flawlessly.

Anyone out there own an orb 2.2gb drive and know anything about them?
thanks in advance..

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#1812737 - 09/17/22 11:53 PM Re: castlewood orb 2.2gb [Re: exsanguinator]
exsanguinator Offline
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Registered: 06/25/13
Posts: 13
ok.. so .. found the power supply was indeed faulty, although it showed 5v last time, upon testing the new power supply, its output is 5.9v..so i deduce it was on the way out, as now there's no output at all.
Orb 2.2gb works perfect as new...

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