[TriLUG] More hardware woes
thompson at easternrad.com
Thu Aug 14 15:05:01 EDT 2003
Is it a transistor or maybe a small power regulator that melted? Either
way, I'd be weary of the new power supply. It might be defective. I
haven't seen this very often, but it does happen once in a while. ;)
I'm not sure how to test the power supply out of circuit, IIRC those
switching power supplies need a load to operate, so just testing with a
multimeter will not give you accurate readings. Maybe someone else on
the list knows a way to do this.
I would also check to make sure that there isn't anything that can short
any of the components on the board.
Then again, whatever damaged the first power supply may have also
damaged, shorted or weakened components on your motherboard, causing
additional damage after applying a fresh new power source.
Just a few ideas,
> On Thu, Aug 14, 2003 at 11:02:29AM -0400, Andrew Perrin wrote:
> > OK - so I put in the new power supply, along with a new fan I had been
> > waiting to install, and turned it on. Everything came up beautifully - the
> > system started doing an fsck because it had been poorly brought down when
> > the power supply died.
> > Suddenly... nothing. Screen died, fans and drives stayed on, no keyboard
> > LED's. I smell burning plastic. Yank the power cable, open up the case,
> > and now I can turn it on to the point of getting fans and drives to spin
> > up, and power LED's on, but no video and no system beeps. Furthermore,
> > there's a transistor that's visibly melted on the motherboard. (Yikes!)
> > The MB is under warranty, so I'm going to get it replaced. My question for
> > y'all is: can you think of something I might have done to cause this? I'd
> > rather not plop in the new MB, just to have it melt again.
> > The MB was installed in November, it's a Gigabyte GA-7VAX.
> > ap
-------------- next part --------------
A non-text attachment was scrubbed...
Name: not available
Size: 189 bytes
Desc: This is a digitally signed message part
Url : http://www.trilug.org/pipermail/trilug/attachments/20030814/744f8e7e/attachment.bin
More information about the TriLUG