[rescue] Sun Ultra 20s on surpluscomputers.com

Ian Finder ian.finder at gmail.com
Sat Sep 4 00:50:25 CDT 2010

The cases are really nasty, so paying someone to take the mobos out and fix
them is not worth it.

Ian Finder
ian.finder at gmail.com

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On Sep 3, 2010, at 10:38 PM, Patrick Giagnocavo <patrick at zill.net> wrote:

> On 9/4/2010 12:19 AM, Lionel Peterson wrote:
>> My "group" has about 200+ GX270s in daily use around the public
>> school district, as they die they are replaced with other GX270s in
>> storage until they also die. We may run Win7 on them with 2 Gigs of
>> RAM (they'll take up to 4 Gigs, and they have a (one) SATA port on
>> the MB), and the onboard graphics will support Aero. The caps still
>> blow-up, but until they do, these are solid workhorse computers.
> My understanding was that as long as you replaced the bad caps with ones
> of the same capacity or a little larger, it would then work fine.
> Sounds like a job for someone who can order a batch of caps from
> $favorite_electronics_wholesaler and who also knows how to use a
> soldering iron.  I bet after a few sacrificed boards, you could get it
> down to 5-10 minutes per system, after which it should run for years
> without incident.
> At least that is how one of my clients (who only had a few) fixed the
> --Patrick
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