[mythtv-users] EPIA MII10K... acting up

Sarah Katherine Hayes sarah at sarahhayes.is-a-geek.net
Sat May 3 18:30:43 UTC 2008

Sarah Katherine Hayes wrote:
> John Fountain wrote:
>> I'm willing to bet that you have a bad capacitor or 2 on that board. I 
>> have gone thru 2 of these things so far. The first one I chucked when 
>> it failed because I didn't know what was wrong until after the fact 
>> and the second one I'm using now has blown every single capacitor on 
>> the board at one time or another over the past 2 years of its life. I 
>> have re-soldered new ones in each time and the board continues to 
>> work. I think it cost me around $12 for all the longer-life caps for 
>> the board.
> You can insert random amounts of swearing based on the fact I can't 
> solder.  I'll drag it back out from under the Telly and start checking 
> the caps out.  I thought VIA escaped the bad batch of electrolitics so 
> hadn't considered that.
> If it is, expect a "Hey, I want to build a sweet frontend" type thread 
> appearing shortly :S
Just a follow up.  Spotted two bulging caps on the PSU PCB and one that 
had not only bulged but leaking on the board itself.  *sigh*  Damn thing.

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