PowerEdge 1650 going bang...
m.watts at eris.qinetiq.com
Wed Apr 14 09:15:01 CDT 2004
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> Did the inductor (voltage regulator - little card with a coil on it) burn
> up? Dell had contacted us about this problem a while back, though we had
> lost eight servers prior to the notification. It took a while to get that
> smell out of our data center. Dell replaced the burnt 1650s with 1750s in
> our case, within a day or two.
Yes actually - it was the little card with the coil on it that went. It also
caused the video chip to blow as well - makes for some nice pictures :)
> You make want to contact Dell and ask them to review the serial numbers for
> your servers. If I remember correctly the problem only exists for a select
> run of Dell 1650s.
I'll run the numbers by our supplier - thanks for the heads up.
> Refer to this article:
> This has also been circulating, however this is not the same component I am
> referring to and I have never seen the ATI chip melt down on a Dell.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: linux-poweredge-admin at dell.com
> [mailto:linux-poweredge-admin at dell.com] On Behalf Of Mark Watts
> Sent: Wednesday, April 14, 2004 6:54 AM
> To: linux-poweredge at dell.com
> Subject: PowerEdge 1650 going bang...
> We've just had a 1650 go bang in our server room (its a HA-Cluster director
> no loss of service - we have another on order under warranty so no problems
> The component that went bang is a small (1" square) pcb that sticks up out
> the motherboard next to the CPU's. It's got the letters "U 5V"
> silkscreened next to it.
> Anyone know what it is?
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