February 17, 2003

More downtime

The reason for today's about 3 hours downtime was worse than usual. It's not running out of prepaid traffic or network connectivity problems. It is some nice people putting 380 volts in our power supply. Luckily, only one thing burned before I rushed to turn off the power switch of the apartment - but quite unluckily, this thing was the power supply unit of our main computer.

I've brought back the site on my wife's PC for now, and I hope to replace the PSU of my old PC within a day or two... if there are some problems with the site, feel free to e-mail me, and I'll find a fix. And I cannot afford not to buy a UPS this time around.

Update: Site back up with a new PSU. Total cost of repairs: $24 and about 4 hours of my time.

Posted by yole at February 17, 2003 11:51 PM | TrackBack
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A friend of mine recently posted this elsewhere...

"I, OTOH, had a UPS on my PC until it started frying PSUs. After the second one in a week died, I put a meter on the UPS and found it was putting out 1200v on startup, for long enough for a digital multimeter to register the voltage. This is not good."

Posted by: Gwyn Evans on February 18, 2003 05:18 PM

A friend of mine recently posted this elsewhere...

"I, OTOH, had a UPS on my PC until it started frying PSUs. After the second one in a week died, I put a meter on the UPS and found it was putting out 1200v on startup, for long enough for a digital multimeter to register the voltage. This is not good."

Posted by: Gwyn Evans on February 18, 2003 05:19 PM

Gwyn: That means I have to buy a good UPS, and not the cheapest one available. :-) Power supply problems are quite common here in Russia, although usually it doesn't get that bad.

Posted by: Dmitry Jemerov on February 18, 2003 05:35 PM
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