[CentOS] Emergency rescue help needed

John jses27 at gmail.com
Sat Jan 31 17:32:15 UTC 2009


> -----Original Message-----
> From: centos-bounces at centos.org 
> [mailto:centos-bounces at centos.org] On Behalf Of Anne Wilson
> Sent: Saturday, January 31, 2009 12:01 PM
> To: CentOS mailing list
> Subject: Re: [CentOS] Emergency rescue help needed
> 
> 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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Toby asked you to... 



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