My original power supply is back from the electronics repair guy. replaced all the caps except the big one in the back. The results hasn't changed. It will power the parts unit but as before, won't power my main S3.
I took out the cable cards, no go. Disconnected everything but video/power, no go. Disconnected HD, no go. Unplugged fan, boot (albeit with 3 lights in front instead of 4). The fan is not the original unit in my main s3. I put parts fan in main S3, and the unit boots, with 3 lights.
I then put fan from main s3 into parts unit with parts power supply. No go. This fan/PS combo works fine in Main s3. Nothing makes any logical sense here.
Main s3 with power supply from parts machine and non oem fan - boots.
Parts s3 with power supply from parts machine and non oem fan - no go
Main s3 with repaired original power supply and non oem fan - no go
Main s3 with repaired original power supply and oem fan - boots.
Parts s3 with repaired original power supply and oem fan - boots
The parts PS does have a distended 701, but I'm not going to guess at this point that repairing that will power non oem fan.
I need a drink.