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

Manu Abraham manu at kromtek.com
Thu Jun 9 16:22:00 CEST 2005


Andrew de Quincey wrote:
>>>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. 
> 

Are we seeing problems similar to the ones that we see on commercial 
receivers ? Remove off power, wait, plug it back in.. ? ;-)

Manu




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