[CentOS] died again

Mon Dec 16 19:58:03 UTC 2013
Darr247 <darr247 at gmail.com>

On 16 December 2013 @16:53 zulu, Michael Hennebry wrote:
> On Sun, 15 Dec 2013, Darr247 wrote:
>> I see 2 components in ps4.jpg that look like they've ruptured.
>> One in the mid/foreground with the yellow hot glue on it (the shorter
> The one with the visible VENT and 105 printing?

No. The short one (in 'front' of the electrolytic capacitor with the 
markings you mention) that appears to have an output choke (inductor), 
wound around the component and likely terminated to each lead.

The other one is to the right of the pink resistor, yes... it *also* 
appears to have an output choke wound around it.

Those are quite unusual, in my experience. I just took apart 3 dead 
power supplies here in the recycle bin and found swollen caps in all of 
them, but no chokes wound around components like that. Typically, 
inductor coils are wound around a piece of ferrous metal to intensify 
the flux, amplifying their filtering effect. On one hand you'd think 
it's a design flaw that extra chokes would need to be added like that to 
specific components; on the other hand it would point to extra 
engineering having been done to actually fix a specific problem instead 
of just pushing them out the door.

Then again - as others have mentioned - maybe it's just clumps of 
dust... and I'm imagining things.  :)