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Prestige Chess Computer

Posted: Thu Sep 07, 2017 4:23 am
by vb4
I am a proud owner of the Prestige Chess Computer which I purchased back in 1981. I just found out the transforme (power supply) no longer works. Can someone recommend where I may go to find another one or an equivalent. I would deeply appreciate any help you can give me.

Thanks Les

Re: Prestige Chess Computer

Posted: Thu Sep 07, 2017 8:36 am
by reflectionofpower
Do you mean the power supply that gives it AC? Specs on the power supply,make. You might be able to rig up something.

Re: Prestige Chess Computer

Posted: Thu Sep 07, 2017 2:15 pm
by vb4
Hi,

Yes the power supply. Yes I am going to see if I can match the specs and make this work. I will do some research and see if I can find a company who makes a series of these power supplies, thx for answering Lonnie.

Les

Re: Prestige Chess Computer

Posted: Thu Sep 07, 2017 2:32 pm
by reflectionofpower
I'm sure that just the main power supply itself is toasted. Universal adapter or if put the specs in Google and search you can find something. The hardest part I imagine will be finding the right fit for the male end on your Prestige.

Another one from another model should work if it connects right and the voltage & amps are right.

https://www.chesshouse.com/products/mil ... er-adapter

Re: Prestige Chess Computer

Posted: Thu Sep 07, 2017 2:55 pm
by Eelco de Groot
The standalone chess computer experts are mostly on the HIARCS forum these days. I'm sure Steve could give some advice? And be careful not to use wrong voltage power supply.

Re: Prestige Chess Computer

Posted: Thu Sep 07, 2017 3:52 pm
by Milos
vb4 wrote:I am a proud owner of the Prestige Chess Computer which I purchased back in 1981. I just found out the transforme (power supply) no longer works. Can someone recommend where I may go to find another one or an equivalent. I would deeply appreciate any help you can give me.

Thanks Les
Check the connector type, voltage and current spec, go to ebay and type it in, you'll get plenty for under 10$.

Re: Prestige Chess Computer

Posted: Thu Sep 07, 2017 4:05 pm
by reflectionofpower
Milos wrote:
vb4 wrote:I am a proud owner of the Prestige Chess Computer which I purchased back in 1981. I just found out the transforme (power supply) no longer works. Can someone recommend where I may go to find another one or an equivalent. I would deeply appreciate any help you can give me.

Thanks Les
Check the connector type, voltage and current spec, go to ebay and type it in, you'll get plenty for under 10$.
Good idea. I just looked there and there is a lot to choose from.

Re: Prestige Chess Computer

Posted: Fri Sep 08, 2017 6:03 am
by vb4
Hi Lonnie,

What I plan on doing with the connection type is the following:

I have the old power supply and the 2 hole plug that plugs into the power supply cable on the Prestige which has 2 male round leads. Since I know the female side of the power supply that does not work anymore I can cut off say 6 inches of the female receiving end and wire into the new ac adapter. Thank you Lonnie for your thoughts and I will keep you posted how I make out.

Les

Re: Prestige Chess Computer

Posted: Fri Sep 08, 2017 10:13 am
by reflectionofpower
vb4 wrote:Hi Lonnie,

What I plan on doing with the connection type is the following:

I have the old power supply and the 2 hole plug that plugs into the power supply cable on the Prestige which has 2 male round leads. Since I know the female side of the power supply that does not work anymore I can cut off say 6 inches of the female receiving end and wire into the new ac adapter. Thank you Lonnie for your thoughts and I will keep you posted how I make out.

Les
Please do. Is that Prestige the wooden version? Rating, specs?

Re: Prestige Chess Computer

Posted: Fri Sep 08, 2017 11:56 pm
by vb4
Hi Lonnie

Check out this link <S>

http://www.chesscomputeruk.com/html/fid ... stige.html

Not sure what the rating was on this machine back in early 1980.

Enjoy