[rescue] rebuildability

Mike Hebel nimitz at nimitzbrood.com
Fri Jul 7 14:23:16 CDT 2006

Thus spake Don Y:
> 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!).

That's fine except that the impression you made was that you were looking
for an inexpensive solution if possible.  In time and money that solution
is to replace the inverter board.  Thus my suggestion.

Mike Hebel
"It sticks to your mouth like library paste, has a stronger kick than
toxic waste, there's nothing that you'll ever taste like 307 Ale!" - Tom
Smith - 307 Ale

More information about the rescue mailing list