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6132Re: [LinkStation_General] Re: Vexing LS1 hardware issue

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  • KeepIt SimpleStupid
    Aug 6, 2007
      --- musikgoat <musikgoat@...> wrote:

      > --- In LinkStation_General@yahoogroups.com,
      > Christopher Eykamp
      > <chris@...> wrote:
      > >
      > > Hello,
      > >
      > > I replaced the fan in LS1 (running Gentoo) and am
      > experiencing a very
      > > vexing issue. When the machine is disassembled,
      > it runs just fine, for
      > > days on end, under heavy load, with no problems.
      > When I reassemble the
      > > machine, however, it will only run for a short
      > period (10 seconds to 45
      > > minutes), and will almost always shut down under
      > heavy load (bzipping
      > > mpeg files is particularly good at triggering
      > shutdown ;-). After it
      > > shuts down, I must unplug it briefly, and let it
      > sit for a little while
      > > before it will restart. The shutdown is sudden
      > and uncontrolled. No
      > > logging, no nothing, just a sudden, instantaneous
      > shutdown.
      > >
      > > This would seem to indicate a heat issue, though
      > I'm not sure enough
      > > heat can build up in just 10 seconds to shut the
      > machine down. The new
      > > fan is rated at 5CFM, and is rated at half the
      > power draw of the old
      > > one. It seems to be running fine, both when
      > assembled and when
      > > disassembled. The hard drive never gets above 45
      > C (based on hddtemp).
      > >
      > > Any idea what is going on?
      > >
      > > Thanks,
      > >
      > > Chris
      > >
      >
      >
      > Can you specifically correlate the issue to heat?
      > As in other parts
      > of the system. If you put the device near an A/C
      > or other very cool
      > area, can you get longer life?
      >
      > I'm not quite sure what the issue could be other
      > than that. There
      > isn't any loose wires or anything close to
      > ungrounded metal is there?
      >
      >
      Could the fan be installed so the airflow is in the
      wrong direction?



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