[rescue] Sun Ultra 20s on surpluscomputers.com

Bob rjtoegel at verizon.net
Sat Sep 4 12:09:05 CDT 2010

   Replacing caps on a motherboard is not as easy as you might think
   (depending on how they inserted them).   My system doesn't feel it's
   cost effective so they "auction" them off.  Of course, there's no money
   to replace them. :-)    And this coming year, my "duty" period will be
   computer repair.....again.
   Sep 4, 2010 01:38:34 AM, rescue at sunhelp.org 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
     >> storage until they also die. We may run Win7 on them with 2 Gigs
     >> RAM (they'll take up to 4 Gigs, and they have a (one) SATA port
     >> the MB), and the onboard graphics will support Aero. The caps
     >> blow-up, but until they do, these are solid workhorse computers.
     >My understanding was that as long as you replaced the bad caps with
     >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
     >down to 5-10 minutes per system, after which it should run for
     >without incident.
     >At least that is how one of my clients (who only had a few) fixed
     the issue.
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