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[aprssig] WA8LMF UI-View webserver down, now back up

Stephen H. Smith wa8lmf2 at aol.com
Tue Mar 8 20:15:56 UTC 2005


Sometime yesterday, the computer powering my UI-View webserver had a 
power supply failure and shut down, knocking
    http://wa8lmf.dyndns.org:14439   
off the air.   I've spent the last 12 hours moving the server setup to 
another PC  and have it back up (I think).

The post-mortem on the original PC revealed that six 1000uF 25V aluminum 
electrolytic capacitors  (part of the motherboard DC/DC converter that 
supplies 1.5 VDC and 3.3 VDC to the Celeron CPU) were bulging outward on 
top. One had actually split and leaked goo onto a toroidal choke where 
it fried into a black crisp.  

This was supposedly an HP "corporate" PC  (not a no-name el-cheapo 
generic or low-end consumer HP from Circuit City)  that had been running 
24/7 for about 9 months.   Make your own conclusions......




Stephen H. Smith             wa8lmf (at) aol.com
                                                    
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