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Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 02-17-2022, 06:09 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 29,903
Posted By Pentium4
Re: Hard drive reliability

This is the most POH I've accumulated on a SATA drive. This was a few years ago. I believe it was around 109,000 last time I checked. In perfect health! It's been with the same Pentium 4 the whole...
Forum: Troubleshooting Power Supplies and Power Supply Design 02-17-2022, 06:04 AM
Replies: 1,725
Views: 481,191
Posted By Pentium4
Re: the gutless, bloated, and fried power supply hall of shame

I think you're right with 1c. Here's some more info: my parents live very north where it's cold so they're usually running a stove fireplace. It's probably 15 feet away but it would still regularly...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 02-17-2022, 05:56 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 29,903
Posted By Pentium4
Re: Hard drive reliability

The POH counter there is accurate, I watched it :smile: I was referring to the Load Cycle Count. Aren't drives usually rated for 300-600k? 2.3 million load cycles is insane, I'm just surprised that...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 02-16-2022, 11:45 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 29,903
Posted By Pentium4
Re: Hard drive reliability

As long as the SMART data is healthy, I leave them alone. Since a mechanical failure can technically happen to any HDD at any moment, I don't let it bother me. As long as it's backed up, I don't mind...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 02-16-2022, 11:27 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 29,903
Posted By Pentium4
Re: Hard drive reliability

How the hell is this thing still alive???

It's a 2.5" drive made in August 2012. I'm currently beating it up with torrents, so I don't believe it'll last much longer lol.
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Forum: Troubleshooting Power Supplies and Power Supply Design 02-12-2022, 05:44 PM
Replies: 1,725
Views: 481,191
Posted By Pentium4
Re: the gutless, bloated, and fried power supply hall of shame

I can't believe it but this power supply completely fried!! :eek: :confused:
https://www.badcaps.net/forum/showpost.php?p=384013&postcount=1618

The main output toroid core turned white and the...
Forum: Troubleshooting Power Supplies and Power Supply Design 02-12-2022, 05:07 PM
Replies: 3,195
Views: 1,080,757
Posted By Pentium4
Re: Power supply build quality pictorial. part 2

Interesting, I've had one of these before but the design was quite different. Mine had a switch on the back. As long as it was plugged into the wall, the switch would always turn it on.

How many A...
Forum: Troubleshooting Power Supplies and Power Supply Design 01-30-2022, 08:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,117
Posted By Pentium4
Re: Mad Dog Multimedia (Super Flower) MD-500SCPS

Thank you, sir. I do 100% plan on doing a full refurbish but it's getting harder as I get older. Especially when there are such annoying tasks as removing conductive glue. Recapping (especially...
Forum: Troubleshooting Computer Displays 01-30-2022, 07:46 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 549
Posted By Pentium4
Re: Asus VS197/VS197D-P

Recapped the whole thing, including the main cap and the single cap on the mainboard.

In case anyone wants needs the cap info that was used for this monitor in the future, this is what I used:
...
Forum: General Capacitor Questions & Issues 01-30-2022, 05:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,418
Posted By Pentium4
Re: Failed Panasonic FL

Thank you! Yes, it's much happier now :)


Thanks! Yes, I have some things to work on and post. Maybe even some updates of past projects.


Oh no doubt, just the sample size alone of all the...
Forum: Troubleshooting Power Supplies and Power Supply Design 12-17-2021, 04:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 828
Posted By Pentium4
Re: Adding Passive PFC coil to PSU?

Okay so it turns out the replacement PSU won't work, the PCB is too big :( I have a Macron MPT-301 and another PSU. The Macron doesn't have any PFC markings at all but the other PSU does.
...
Forum: General Capacitor Questions & Issues 12-17-2021, 01:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,418
Posted By Pentium4
Re: Failed Panasonic FL

Here is the PSU all cleaned and recapped :)
https://www.badcaps.net/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=251065&stc=1&d=1639725318
Forum: General Capacitor Questions & Issues 12-17-2021, 01:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,418
Posted By Pentium4
Re: Failed Panasonic FL

I replaced all the KZG with polymer at least. I think it will last a long time. If I need to replace some more caps on the board later, that's fine. I just don't want to have to work on that PSU ever...
Forum: General Capacitor Questions & Issues 12-17-2021, 01:11 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 37,011
Posted By Pentium4
Re: Unknown Capacitor Brands

Maybe it's tricking your meter? Also looks like it might be starting to lift itself off of the board too, have you pulled the cap to see if the bung is starting to pop out? I too have seen BH caps...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 12-17-2021, 01:08 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,218
Posted By Pentium4
Re: Completely dead BaoDiKai 120MM fan

I'm not sure what you mean by 'drive out the bearing' ?


Excellent, thanks! I will see if I can find that. If it doesn't dry out, it's automatically a better solution :nod:
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 12-16-2021, 09:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,218
Posted By Pentium4
Re: Completely dead BaoDiKai 120MM fan

I'm not letting it get off that easy :) I would be surprised if it even saw 10,000 hours of use!


Usually it's this easy. Just curious, what oil/grease do you use? I have been using Tri-Flow and...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 12-16-2021, 09:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,218
Posted By Pentium4
Re: Completely dead BaoDiKai 120MM fan

I found the issue I believe. I managed to get the shaft off without breaking the tiny clip. I analyzed it and saw a loose piece of wire but then I went to look at the transistor. I barely touched it...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 12-16-2021, 07:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,218
Posted By Pentium4
Re: Completely dead BaoDiKai 120MM fan

I will see if I can take it apart without breaking it lol. If the winding is broken, will it be easy to spot?


That is a very odd issue to have. The sound of those things drive me nuts. Can't...
Forum: General Capacitor Questions & Issues 12-16-2021, 06:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,418
Posted By Pentium4
Re: Failed Panasonic FL

Yes the Rubycon were all okay


Even all of the small caps? I replaced the 1800F 6.3V Panasonic FL with 2200F 6.3V Rubycon ZLQ.
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 12-16-2021, 06:48 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,565
Posted By Pentium4
Re: Anybody here still uses Win 7?

I need to get me one of those


Yes I have Windows 10 on some machines and it's annoying how hard they push it. I actually liked legacy Edge before they went chromium lol
Forum: General Capacitor Questions & Issues 12-16-2021, 06:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,425
Posted By Pentium4
Re: Replacing low value electrolytics with ceramic?

Thanks for the link, that's a pretty useful tool :)
Forum: Troubleshooting Power Supplies and Power Supply Design 12-16-2021, 04:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 828
Posted By Pentium4
Re: Adding Passive PFC coil to PSU?

Good to know :) so you think that I should be able to install the coil at that jumper and it should work? I want to be sure before I try. I don't have access to PSUs like I used to so they're more...
Forum: Troubleshooting Power Supplies and Power Supply Design 12-16-2021, 04:45 AM
Replies: 3,195
Views: 1,080,757
Posted By Pentium4
Re: Power supply build quality pictorial. part 2

That's a very interesting unit. The longer you look at it, the more odd it is. Never seen anything like it. Thanks for sharing. What brand was the fan that failed? What are you going to do with it?
Forum: General Capacitor Questions & Issues 12-16-2021, 04:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,418
Posted By Pentium4
Re: Failed Panasonic FL

Here you can see the PSU before it was recapped or cleaned. You can see that failed CapXon in there:
https://www.badcaps.net/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=251012&stc=1&d=1639650651
Forum: General Capacitor Questions & Issues 12-16-2021, 04:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,418
Posted By Pentium4
Failed Panasonic FL

This is the first time that I've seen an Panasonic cap fail that wasn't installed backwards (at least that I can remember).

It's a 1800F 6.3V part. It's from a Dell Optiplex 780 SFF from 2010....
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