Power cut and layer 2 switch sadness :(


Getting comfortable
Jan 13, 2019
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United Kingdom
I’m in the UK and over Sunday night with the storms had a power cut. End result being a fridge that beeped all night and when I woke up in the morning a dead managed layer 2 switch which is the central hub for my home network.

Managed to find something to replace it with temporarily before sitting down to contemplate having to spend bucks to replace it.

Opened it up and couldn’t see anything obviously wrong but decided to google the model number of the onboard PSU and found various posts citing to change C3. Looked in my bag of bit and found a replacement capacitor of the same value but a higher voltage, swapped out the cap and bingo, it lives

Just wanted to post to say thank God for the internet, google search and people who post content