I believe that every component on a PCB that took a hit bad enough to blow something up is suspect or may fail or has already failed. :( Lightning breaks most of the conceptions about current flow. (ground, what ground?) Not sure what an industrial 6 nic router is, very familiar with Cisco's and the like, I myself would purchase rather than repair almost anything in my inventory excepting a power supply, etc. I know it's after the fact but I have had real good luck with a tiered lightning protection in my home and business. They make surge suppressors that attach to the main breaker box, I usually but them on dedicated breakers so when it does toast the breaker then blows. From there the suppression in the various UPS's etc have less to do. I have probably 9-10 UPS's running in the house at any one moment, I run on generator occasionally and only let expensive stuff see the gen through a UPS. Sorry to hear about your bad luck. Bil -----Original Message----- From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On Behalf Of email@example.com Sent: Saturday, May 23, 2009 7:56 PM To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: [OT] Realtek 8100C chip It is rather off topic here but I think there is a lot of relevant knowledge in this community so I decided to ask: Last night I had a lightning strike nearby and - of course - a lot of damage around :-( Most of the power supplies were surge protected so things didn't break from this side but... among other things one port of my pretty expensive, industrial 6 NIC router got damaged through the ethernet cable... I located the Realtek single chip network controllers inside and I would like to replace the damaged one (I should still be able to do the SMT [de]soldering from my Commodore service times) but I can't find the chips in my regular sources. The thing is too expensive to simply throw away and replace so I would like to take the risk of repairing it. Could anyone help? Regards, -- SD! Message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing list -- This message has been scanned for viruses and dangerous content by IDSi's MailScanner. Message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing list
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