Freebsd - restarting itself?!

Malcolm Kay Malcolm.Kay at
Thu Mar 27 17:25:49 PST 2003

On Fri, 28 Mar 2003 10:58, Siegbert Baude wrote:
> >If there was not a clean shutdown, I would start looking for faulty
> >hardware, assuming the power was not interrupted.  Any machine that
> >spontaniously reboots on its' own usually has a bad power supply, but it
> >could be very well be the motherboard, or even something else.  Further,
> >as many other people have said, just because the hardware is new does not
> >necessarily mean it is problem-free.
> Look especially for the condensators on the motherboard. There is a
> wide-spread problem with a Taiwanese company having produced bad
> electrolyte. The resulting condensators are found in motherboards of
> nearly all manufacturers and (as I can say out of my own experience)
> give exactly the behaviour, you described.
> Ciao
> Siegbert

I take it that by 'condensators' you mean eletrolytic capacitors?

Malcolm Kay

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