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Sep. 17th, 2008

Last night, my network fileserver quit on me. It simply stopped showing up on the network.

I unhooked it this morning and took it to work to see if I could diagnose the problem.

Turns out it's the fan on the power supply. The fan has a speed sensor, and because the fan is clogged up, it's not turning fast enough, and it sets off the diagnostic condition.

Bitch is it's a small fan, like 1-1/2" square. I might be able to clean and lube it enough to spin faster, and maybe even fast enough to work long enough to pull the files off of it, but I suspect it may be time for a new fileserver.

Edit: cleaned and lubed the fan with some PTFE lubricant and it seems to be back working again. I'll know more when I hook it back up tonight.

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molasses
Sep. 17th, 2008 04:18 pm (UTC)
drawing in my foam
i don't know what you're talking about and i hope you can fix it.
magicmarmot
Sep. 17th, 2008 04:54 pm (UTC)
Re: drawing in my foam
Well, I was able to clean and lube the fan, and it seems to be working just damnfinepeachy now.
molasses
Sep. 17th, 2008 04:56 pm (UTC)
lubed peaches
you are saucy.
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