[linux-dvb] Lost lock problems over extended periods of time

Andrew de Quincey adq_dvb at lidskialf.net
Thu Jun 9 16:03:12 CEST 2005


> > Maybe some dried up electrolytic capacitor making it
> > senstive to small power drop outs, like in:
> > http://defiant.wavecon.de/~alex/dvbbug/dvbbug.html
>
> If manufacturers would shift to (the more expensive) tantulum
> capacitors, then that would be of no problem i believe..
>
> But the problem was seen on new cards as well. Electrolytic capacitors <
> than a year old, rarely dry up, but no one can say for sure how old the
> capacitor has been there with the manufacturer. :-(

It might not even be a capacitor on the card - it could be the power supply or 
motherboard itself :(

I've got one of those mini-itx boards, and it has no end of problems - doesn't 
always turn on - the ethernet port sometimes just doesn't work for no good 
reason - have to unplug it and leave it unpowered for a couple of minutes. 




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