[rescue] Trying to rescue a Sun Ultra 45

Sandwich Maker adh at an.bradford.ma.us
Tue Jan 14 11:40:57 CST 2014

" From: Peter Stokes <peter at ashlyn.co.uk>
" Hi Phil
" Tell us more as not heard of this one.
" On 14 Jan 2014, at 17:05, Phil Stracchino <phils at caerllewys.net> wrote:
" > On 01/14/14 11:59, Jonathan Katz wrote:
" >> http://docs.oracle.com/cd/E19127-01/ultra45.ws/
" >> 
" >> That may give you a start. The MBs are similar to those in the V240s,
" >> so any V240 guide may have the same info.
" >> 
" >> Also, have you tried a serial console at all?
" >> 
" >> Check for bad caps on the motherboard.
" > 
" > That.  Sounds a lot like a bad-cap problem, and the age is about right.

outline of the story:
after a bit o' industrial espionage, a new far-eastern vendor started
up selling electrolytic caps, cheaper than everyone else, and they got
a pretty fair amount of business.  but they didn't get the special
ingredient[s] in the secret sauce, so their caps go bad after a few
years.  the caps are easy to id, but i've forgotten the details.

my gf's g5 imac fell to this, and apple service, bless their hearts,
gave her their last replacement mb even though it was past even the
extended [for this problem] warrantee.  it's still humming, in a
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