[rescue] v250 power supplies?

Nick B. nick at pelagiris.org
Mon Aug 31 15:47:42 CDT 2009

I've seen that rubbery plastic on many higher quality systems, and I suspect it
is intended to fasten the cap down, as I generally see it on larger ones.  I
doubt it is a sign of failure.
On Mon, Aug 31, 2009 at 04:03:51PM -0400, Ray Arachelian wrote:
> Brock Johnson wrote:
> >
> > Ray,
> >
> > If you have one handy, the power supplies out of the Blade 2500's (red
> > or silver) should power the V250 motherboard. The V250 motherboard is
> > identical to the Blade 2500 boards. I don't know if they'll fit in the
> > V250 case or not, but, you could at least jury rig it up to verify
> > it's working.
> Hi Brock,
> I don't have one, but it's certainly an option if I could get a PS from
> the 2500's for less than the pair needed for the v250.  Thanks for the tip.
> One thing I've recently noticed, there seems to be some sort of stuff,
> kinda like a white silicone caulk underneath a few of the larger
> capacitors next to the two connectors where the power cables go on the
> motherboard.  I've never seen that done anywhere else before; the stuff
> feels like somewhat rubbery plastic, and I've tested a sample of it with
> a VOM and got infinite resistance.  I suspect the caps blew, but popped
> from underneath and this may be the stuff from inside them, so my next
> tasks is to take the motherboard out, clean out this stuff and replace
> the caps.  (Either that or it's something used for heat transfer
> purposes or to hold down the caps, but I've never seen them used
> anywhere in this manner.)
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