[rescue] Sun Ultra 20s on surpluscomputers.com

Phil Stracchino alaric at metrocast.net
Sat Sep 4 12:33:10 CDT 2010

On 09/04/10 01:38, Patrick Giagnocavo wrote:
> 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.

It took me about an hour to replace the three bad caps on my machine's
eight-year-old ASUS motherboard (and all the other similar caps while I
was at it) with new same-capacity (but higher voltage rated) caps.  Most
of that was getting the old caps OFF.  Several of them proved extremely
difficult to desolder.

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