[CentOS] died again

Benjamin Franz jfranz at freerun.com
Mon Dec 9 00:07:42 UTC 2013

On 12/08/2013 03:31 PM, Michael Hennebry wrote:
> You mean it was rotting just sitting on a shelf?
Perhaps surprisingly, systems of that age *can* fairly literally rot. 
There were a number of Taiwanese electrolytic capacitor manufacturers 
that "borrowed" a partial recipe from a Japanese company: One that was 
unfortunately missing an important component that kept the paste from 
eating the capacitor from inside out. It often initially manifested as 
system instability.

See: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capacitor_plague

I lost a couple of motherboards to it.

Benjamin Franz

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