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Re: [OCLUG-Tech] Hardware Problems

On 13-11-20 02:40 PM, Shawn H Corey wrote:
On Wed, 20 Nov 2013 12:13:33 -0700
"Jean-Francois Messier" <jf [ at ] messier [ dot ] ca> wrote:

That makes much sense to

Le code source libre c'est l'ouverture de l'esprit.
Open Source is open minded.

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Re: [OCLUG-Tech] Hardware Problems
From: Stephen Gregory <oclug [ at ] kernelpanic [ dot ] ca>
Date: Wed, November 20, 2013 1:12 pm
To: Shawn H Corey <shawnhcorey [ at ] gmail [ dot ] com>
Cc: Ottawa Linux Users Group <linux [ at ] lists [ dot ] oclug [ dot ] on [ dot ] ca>

Sounds like a bad power supply.

Well, I never took a power supply apart before. Anything special I
should watch out for?

Generally, there are a couple large capacitors that are cooked. The cans look a little "overinflated". They aren't hard to change - but in reality it isn't worth doing. A good replacement supply is $50 or so. If a power supply is questionable at all it isn't worth taking a chance.

The caps can retain power for a while, so shorting them can be ... shocking.



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