On Wed, Nov 12, 2008 at 11:26:15AM -0500, Michael Powell wrote:
> Chris Maness wrote:
> [snip]
> >> For this reason, I'd advise that either you leave the PC unplugged for
> >> 10 minutes or so after you've cleaned it to let any residual moisture
> >> dry, or purchase an inline water filter.
> Should always put a drier on a compressor. You'll learn the hard way if you
> invest in pneumatic tools; you will kill them if you don't.
> [snip]
> > I ran
> > into a couple of post stating that the Abit VP6 had issues with
> > components that fail.  This seems to have happened.  The old 1U box I
> > switched the hardrive to yesterday is working flawlessly.  However,
> > this machine is a little on the underpowered side.
> > 
> Without actually checking, if memory serves there were a number of products
> from that time frame that used inferior electrolytic filter caps. You can
> easily spot these by examining the top where there is metal showing through
> in the center surrounded by the plastic wrapper. In the caps that fail the
> plastic wrapper part will be swelled up and puffy looking, possibly even so
> far as to have cracks with goo oozing out of them.
> I have an Abit KD7A powering a small home development server that I've been
> really lucky with, it just sits there and keeps on doing it's thing. But I
> have a feeling you may have hit the bad cap problem with the VP6.

See http://www.badcaps.net for much more information about problems with bad
capacitors, and yes the Abit VP6 is one of the boards that commonly exhibits 
that particular problem.

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Erik Trulsson
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