You know the universe is out to get you when....

Posted by Bob_Robertson on Feb 27, 2011 11:49 PM EDT
Anarchy != Chaos; By Curt Howland
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Friday, my server was purring along just fine, and then it stopped. I thought it was a power supply problem, but as I was trying to determine if the power supply was still working, I saw a small orange flash.

The next power cycle attempt also got a bit of orange, but it was not small, and the smoke and cracking sound was more than clear as to exactly what had gone wrong. I have a picture of the offending surface-mount component, but it will be hard for me to post the picture due to the other problem.

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