I have carefully searched for previous posts about this topic, but have not found the exact some situation.
I have a 'new' teal Indigo2 which, after investigation, seems to have the well-known "failing capacitors in the power supply" problem.
Question: Has anyone here actually succesfully repaired a teal (non-Impact) I2 power supply by replacing some/all capacitors?
Regardless of this, do you guys think it is worth it to try this (by replacing some/all capacitors)?
- I received a teal Indigo2 this week.
- I have seen it power up a couple of times, reach the maintenance screen,
- the disc is foobar and have not been able to put in a new harddisk yet.
- The system powered on the first time, but not the second time.
- After unplugging the cord and replugging, it did power on.
- It switched off once by it self at one point.
- I opened the power supply, dusted it off, looked around
- Put it back, now when I plug it in, the fan wobbles a bit, but no joy.
- have tried 30 times. System does not power on again.
To me, all this points to a well known problem with the capacitors in the power supply.
as described here:viewtopic.php?f=3&t=16721595http://www.futuretech.blinkenlights.nl/i2psu.html
However, the fix at futuretech.blinkenlights.nl is, I think, from a purple Impact i2, as the board is not the same as mine.
So I would not know if it is just the four caps that are described on that page that need replacing.
- Is there something else I could try first?
- Do you think it is worth it trying to replace some/all of the caps? if so, which?
- has someone actually repaired one of these power supplies? What is the success ratio you think?
I am in new zealand and the second hand SGI market is very small here, so finding something online is rare and shipping from overseas is costly.
I would love to repair the machine myself.
Any help would be very... helpfull.