[rescue] SunPCi2 woes

Mike Hebel nimitz at nimitzbrood.com
Tue Jun 10 22:15:49 CDT 2008

On Jun 10, 2008, at 9:24 PM, Marc Mirza wrote:

> Hi THere, While I've yet to see any caps fail on these we've had  
> all of our SunPci CPU fans fail (around 15+). It was impossible to  
> get a replacement fan from Sun and I was unable to find any  
> equivalent. I think they are quite prone to failure as they rev.  
> very high and the slightest amount of dirt/ dust causes grief.
> The fix I came up with was to:
> 1/ remove the heatsink/fan from the SUNPCI card (4 small screws  
> with springs hold these in).
> 2/ remove the plastic fan from the copper heatsink.
> 2/ using thermally conductive glue- glue a heatsink/fan combo from  
> a Pentium1 style CPU onto the existing copper heatsink.
> 3/ Power the new fan from a spare H/Disk power connector.
> Hope this helps
> If all that sounds too cryptic let me know and I'll send you a  
> picture of what we've done..

I think he was talking about SunPCI II not SunPCI I or did you just  
drop the number?

Regardless when I replaced all the SunPCI I fans in the U10s at $work  
I was able to get the fans from Mouser electronics. ( http:// 
www.mouser.com/ )  I can't see them not having the right sized fan.   
if they use the same fan I probable still have the part number at $work.

Heck, Mouser even has fans that can replace those stupid Cobalt fans  
that go bad so they very probably have the right thing for this.
Mike Hebel

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