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. -- <Insert your favourite quote here.> Erik Trulsson [EMAIL PROTECTED] _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"