[mythtv-users] Hardware death - CPU vs motherboard?
nt4usb at yahoo.com
Wed Oct 28 22:56:55 UTC 2009
--- On Sat, 10/24/09, Kawayanan <kawayanan at gmail.com> wrote:
> From: Kawayanan <kawayanan at gmail.com>
> Subject: [mythtv-users] Hardware death - CPU vs motherboard?
> To: "MythTV" <mythtv-users at mythtv.org>
> Date: Saturday, October 24, 2009, 5:35 AM
> I have a mythtv box that I have been using
> for almost 2 years now....
> My question is whether there is a way to determine if this
> is a CPU or motherboard problem? I don't have access
> to a different CPU to test, and I don't want to buy a
> CPU and have it turn out to be a motherboard problem. If
> its a motherboard problem, I guess that means starting over
> with a effectively new system (the Asus is a barebones with
> most everything onboard).
Have a look at the capacitors on the board. Are the tops popping up on some of them? Caps go bad and pop their tops. Easy enough to replace and salvage the board.
I have an Intel board, some are starting to bulge. Expect to be replacing them soon...
[google 'capacitor plague' for more info and pix]
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