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Author Topic: So I got a Furman PC with a bust on/off switch  (Read 1375 times)

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Hi all,

as you all know, I've been educated about Power conditioners on this forum and even went out and bought one for myself.  Well as time and research and actual testing of my own went on I've talked myself out of the whole PC needed to reduce noise although I will obviously stand by their protection purposes and extreme ease at power distribution.


AAAAAAAAAAAAAnnnnyway, cutting to the chase.  So I bagged myself a furman as I figured I could get it a lot cheaper than they sell for in my country (which is really f**king expensive, honestly, their way cheaper in the USA).

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Furman-PM-8-E-Series-II-Power-Distribution-Unit-/172394680006?_trksid=p2047675.l2557&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&nma=true&si=cBJhzJugCwgoX5fqD50ZPw64VPc%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc

I bagged it for around £86 postage covered in that total.  However it has one issue.  Apparently the on and off switch no longer functions and the unit remains permanently in the "on" position.  So I bid on the unit with the thinking that I could replace this switch (a man of my skill etc  :bow:).  How feasible do you guy's think it would be to replace the switch?  And pickup the correct type that would fit the unit?

Just throwing it out their for your suggestions.

Thanks  ;)

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Well, first thing would be to open it up to see what that switch looks like - a pic or two would be helpful.
The switch is likely a fairly common part and such are usually quite easily replaced.
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well yes, but only when I receive it in the post.  I literally just won it a few hours ago so I can't determine any of those things.

I'm just throwing the question out there in case someone might already know.  To me, it doesn't seem like a big job but you never know.
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Hey RG

Let me know when you get it and send me a pic of the switch. I have some lying around here like on the fullcompas site. If they are the same I'll send you one.
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thanks Samuraipanda for that link, useful to have.

MJMP, if you have some lying arund that would be great!  I think that switch is fairly common in the older furmans.  They now use black ones (not sure if they are just different in colour or vary in other ways).  As soon as I get it and open it up I'll let ya know.

Will post pics on here also.  Thanks guys!
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Okidoki ! I have red and green ones.
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Hey RG, you'd want a green one for Ireland ? :dunno: LoL
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Hey RN,

yes this has crossed my mind.  However red is my favourite colour!!  I might still go for the green  :o

Can I just use the Furman as it is currently do you reckon until I get the switch?

I could just turn it on and off at the wall socket.  I shall be using this furman as my live rig power supply.

I'll take the phonic PC home and use that in my studio rack.  I'll never use it's lights at home but there ya go :)

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Guitars:1986 Westone Dimension IV, 1989 Korean Squier Fat Strat Silver Series, 1998 Korean Squier Fat Strat, MIM Fender Fat Strat - FR, Squier Stagemaster Deluxe - Thru Neck x 2, Squier Stagemaster 22 Fret - 1st Gen, 1999 Squier Showmaster - Anniversary Edition, Squier Showmaster, Tokai FV40 Flying V

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yes you could use it, measure the switch and I'll you one asap.
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