Reply 23180 of 25483, by Nexxen
Shponglefan wrote on 2022-11-19, 22:40:
Thank you. :) […]Nexxen wrote on 2022-11-19, 00:05:
Nice machine 😉
CF cards have few shottky diodes and they failed a few times on my cards. Resoldered and it's back in business.
At least that has always been the cause for my CFs.
Thank you. 😀
Yeah, I'm hoping it's a simple case of a failed component that won't be too tough to diagnose / replace. Though with the few number of components, I can't imagine it will take too long to figure out. 😁Kahenraz wrote on 2022-11-19, 01:50:
I had the same problem with a set of three CF to IDE adapters I received last week. One was not dead but worked with some (but not all) cards. And those it did work with showed corruption at POST, hung, or failed to let the system boot.
I inspected it under my microscope and couldn't find any problem with the traces or solder joints. I agree, there isn't anything that should go wrong on these, which is really weird. The seller wanted it back, so I returned it without investigating further.
I had similar symptoms. My system would POST, but then hang when attempting to boot. I also noticed the LEDs on it seemed dimmer than normal, so I'm assuming some sort of voltage wonkiness is going on, though it's not with the PSU output since I tested those and its fine.
With few components should hopefully not take too much work to figure out what failed.
Dimmer LED light happens when I forget to plug the FD connector.
VRM busted? You'll tell in the near future. 😀
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