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Re: "Blinking lights of death" ? Netgear Switch GS108

Aldo Foot wrote:
I have this Netgear Switch GS108 that has apparently failed. Before I
buy a new one I'd
like to know whether this is known issue with this type of unit or
Netgear hardware in
general.  This unit I have is an 8-port switch.
I perused some reading here and there and they point out to faulty
capacitors in the
unit. The fault causes what they call "Blinking lights of death", that
is, all lights blink on
and off repeatedly. Unplugging the unit and plugging it back in unit
does nothing.

Any network hardware experts know about this?


The only way to be sure it is capacitor plague is to gut the unit and look at the PC board. If you look at the capacitors in it, and one or two are slightly bulged, or have black stuff that looks to be leaking from the bottoms, the device is dead, and should be replaced, unless you are the hacky type and change out the cap's or harvest the good parts off the corpse of the old switch.


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