1040ste freezing 5 seconds after booting to desktop

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1040ste freezing 5 seconds after booting to desktop

Postby colh » Mon Dec 18, 2017 6:02 pm

Hi

My 1040ste has been unused for about 6 months and now freezes after booting from floppy - occasionally bombs but mostly just freezes. I can move the mouse briefly and then boom freezes. Tried booting without a floppy but the same result. I have closely checked the caps and all look well with the exception of the big 4700uf 16v in the middle of the board which isnt bulging but appears to have a crustiness around the left side pin. Should i go ahead and replace this - will post a photo if it helps.

Thanks for any help :cheers:

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Re: 1040ste freezing 5 seconds after booting to desktop

Postby colh » Tue Dec 19, 2017 9:46 am

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cap 2.jpg
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Re: 1040ste freezing 5 seconds after booting to desktop

Postby colh » Sat Dec 30, 2017 11:06 pm

BTW just for info i replaced the cap pictured above and the STE has stopped freezing now..... : )


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