[Mgs] MGA sputtering engine and bad replacement parts
chillmog at sbcglobal.net
Fri Nov 27 19:38:10 MST 2009
Used to work that way, but not recently. I work in IT for a large state
agency with several thousand desktop PCs. We have had problems for the
last few years with PCs starting to fail after 2 to 3 years in service.
Brand doesn't seem to matter. The first thing we do is pop the cover
and look at the capacitors. More often than not there will be 2 or 3
bulging or corroded capacitors. Hopefully they have the problem cured
in the latest batch. They have only been in service for a year though.
Charley & Peggy Robinson wrote:
> That's called "burning in" these days. I always look for burnt in
> boards. As you say, makes a difference in longevity.
> Barrie Robinson wrote:
>> When I worked for Marconi in the UK building defense systems we
>> always "soaked" our computers for not less than 100 hours - usually
>> 250. If no capacitors soured during this run we reckoned they would
>> work forever (but we had triple standbys!!)
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