[CentOS] Server hangs on CentOS 5.5

Leen de Braal ldb at braha.nl
Wed Mar 9 17:11:43 UTC 2011

>>sure, if your time is worthless.  you can easily burn a couple hours
>>recapping a motherboard, which typically exceeds the boards worth.
> Amen. It's not enough to replace the bulging caps - you need to replace
> all
> the caps of the same brand as the damaged ones. Otherwise you'll just be
> doing it again later.
> And after ordering the exact replacements, and soldering them in, you've
> been down for days/weeks, and you'll lucky if it hasn't been damaged in
> other ways from lack of filtered power.
> Recycle the motherboard (its hazardous waste) and buy a modern one.
> By the way - don't forget to check the caps inside the PSU.

Very true. Had one server two weeks ago with a broken PSU because of caps.
Only after moving it, it showed because it rebooted several times even
before completing POST, and then stopped completely.

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