[nSLUG] Frequent hang ups
mike at checkthisshitout.com
Sun Feb 3 19:57:26 AST 2008
On 3-Feb-08, at 6:51 PM, Vikram Chhatre wrote:
> Thank you so much for taking time to reply and for all suggestions.
> Today, I finally got around to removing power supply and taking a look
> at the insides. You guys were absolutely right. There is plenty of
> goop over and around most of the Capacitors, small and large. I am
> surprised the PSU is still working. I am ordering a new one right
> but is it safe to keep working with it until the new one arrives? I
> have already made full backup of the hard drives.
> Here are the pictures: http://www.crypticlineage.net/albums/antecgoop
> Thankfully, all Caps on the mobo (Jim's suspicion) and video card are
> intact. Also, the video card is seating properly.
> I also did a complete shutdown on Thursday night and haven't seen the
> hangup after that. So that might explain it as well.
> Again, thanks for the help. I have more questions about another issue
> on another computer but I will start a separate thread for that.
> By the way, Jim, thanks for offering to help with mobo Caps. Although
> thankfully I don't need to replace any caps there, it would be one
> of a trip for the mobo from Nashville, Tennessee to Halifax, Nova
> Scotia :).
> Vikram Chhatre
> Dept. of Biological Sciences
> Vanderbilt University
> Nashville, TN 37232
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I am not certain that the power supply looks bad, all the capacitors
in your photo's appear to be intack. The brown goop inside your power
supply looks more like a glue to help stabilize all the components.
Especially since it is also covering the inductors. http://forums.legitreviews.com/about8078.html
Bad capacitors tend to look a little puffed out at the top with a
brown crusty looking substance dried on to top of them. (http://www.jebswebsite.com/misc_pics/ibm_mobo_capacitors.jpg
If your getting the required voltages from your power supply and
everything has been stable since Thursday I think you most likely
resolved the issue by the simple act of reseating everything. In your
attempt to investigate.
*Thats right I stand by my original suggestion*
Of course if the power supply is indeed bad you run the risk of
damaging your other components, hard disk, etc. So replacing it is
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