[rescue] rebuildability

Don Y dgy at DakotaCom.Net
Fri Jul 7 14:32:12 CDT 2006

Mike Hebel wrote:
> Thus spake Don Y:
>> Mike Hebel wrote:
>>> Thus spake velociraptor:
>>>> On 7/7/06, Kevin Foote <kevin.foote at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> There is another option now that we know it's probably the inverter.
>>> Replace the inverter board only:
>>> http://shorterlink.org/855   (E-Bay)
>>> Much less expensive but still a little problematic to take apart.
>> The fact that *both* inverters (both CCFL's) are dark
>> suggests something else may be the problem.  I'd hate
>> to buy new inverters only to discover the problem
>> was further upstream...
> Often both CCFL's are run by the same inverter board.  Either way $40 (if
> you have to buy two inverter boards) is the cheapest and easiest way to
> start if you want to swap anything out.

But the two inverters are logically separate.  I.e. it might
be a single board but the "common failure" would be something
on the upstream side -- power supply, decoupling, etc.

I like seeing what has failed so I know what else to look for.
E.g., has the power supply gone out of regulation and fried
the inverter board (if so, it's going to fry the replacement!).

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