[mythtv-users] Busted pcHDTV HD-5500

Larry Sanderson larry.sanderson at gmail.com
Mon Jun 15 17:29:09 UTC 2009

On Monday 15 June 2009 01:04:05 pm Brian Wood wrote:
> On Monday 15 June 2009 10:50:36 Larry Sanderson wrote:
> > After over 2 years of flawless execution, one of my two HD-5500 cards
> > died. I tried the bad card in isolation on all my PCI slots, but the OS
> > never saw it. I don't get any errors in my log files; it's just like
> >
> > ...
> ...
> Check the card over physically very carefully, look for blown capacitors,
> broken lands or any other obvious flaw.
> Make sure the connector fingers are clean, and nothing is bridging any
> connections.
> Make sure the card is seating properly in the slot.
> If possible, try the card in another machine.
> I know all these things are obvious, but it never hurts to mention them.

Thanks for this... obvious is a good place to start. 

I have never seen a blown capacitor before, but google can help me there.  I 
think I'll try looking the card over one last time, clean the leads, and give 
it another shot.

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