[CentOS] Emergency rescue help needed

Anne Wilson cannewilson at googlemail.com
Sat Jan 31 17:00:33 UTC 2009


On Saturday 31 January 2009 16:29:32 John wrote:
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: centos-bounces at centos.org
> > [mailto:centos-bounces at centos.org] On Behalf Of Toby Bluhm
> > Sent: Friday, January 30, 2009 8:05 AM
> > To: CentOS mailing list
> > Subject: Re: [CentOS] Emergency rescue help needed
> >
> > John wrote:
> > .
> > .
> > .
> >
> > >> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capacitor_plague.
> > >>
> > >> I just fixed a test box that kept getting something like
> > >> "received INT
> > >> 11 - no one cared" and then locks up. Replaced two caps - I
> > >> yanked them
> > >> from some old, defunct power supplies.
> > >
> > > -----
> > > How did you know they were bad? Could you explain to her
> >
> > what to look for
> >
> > > and how to use a Multimeter?
> >
> > You look at them - no meter required. The tops of the electrolytic
> > capacitors should be flat and clean looking - not bulged, puffed or
> > discolored. It's all described very well in the wiki page.
> >
> > Replacing the capacitors does require soldering equipment and
> > soldering
> > skills. Or just replace the whole MB or power supply -
> > whichever is the
> > problem.
>
I've lost track of who told me to check capacitors, so apologies to the person 
concerned.  I did look - and everything looks fine.

Anne
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