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5big network2 NAS Main board

Discussion in 'General NAS Discussion' started by Capn Bubba, Oct 12, 2018.

  1. Capn Bubba

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    The main board in my Lacie 5BIG Network2 has failed. I am looking for a replacement. I have gotten no where with LaCie Support because it is out of Warranty. The info on the board LaCie SA 5BIG-NAS v2 rev C.. is there anyone that refurbs them exchange... I was told my board would have to have the Caps changed a couple hours and no Guarantee it would fix the board... any help would be appreciated.
     

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    Caps are an easy fix - if the current ones are bad - there are obvious signs - the tops will be bulging up, perhaps some leakage at the top or around the base...

    It's usually a soft failure, so replacing the caps will generally bring everything back up...

    FWIW - I certainly hope you had a back up of the NAS, makes the pain much less if one fails...
     
  3. Capn Bubba

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    Is there anyone you can recommend for this repair... I took it to an apple repair shop and the tech said the same thing... he said the caps could be changed, 2 hrs labor with no guarantees it would work again
     
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    WIth the right equipment and parts on hand, it's a 15 minute job - if you do the teardown and give him the board, he should be able to do it in an hour or less... As a point of negotiation - I charge $40 for diagnosis, which is waived if customer wants to proceed, then it's parts/labor @$100/hour, minimum 1 hour - so if it's the caps, it would be right around $110 or so for the fix...

    30 day warranty on the repair - as normally if it makes it off the bench, it'll last...

    If the fix doesn't work on the bench, I eat the repair...

    I don't do mail order (at least not at present) - since you have a local repair tech, just keep in mind everything is negotiable...
     
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    The big power capacitor Blew and is leaking. the other capacitors are bulging.. the row of capactiors (6or 8) all test bad, but the leaking one test ok wierd... I have the board out..would yoube intersted in fixing it... I would like to speak with you about doing the job.
     

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    Zoom out and take a pic of the whole board... both sides if possible
     
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    Here are the Photos requested.
     

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    Yep, it's the caps - check your local yellow pages for TV/Stereo/Radio repair shops - they exist, and they'll do the right job to redo the capacitors on the board.
     
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    Thanks for all your help... is there different grades of Capacitors. what is the Main Capacitor(I know it is a monster, the one that leaked) the tech I talked to said it was a 30 Buck Capacitor??)... Thanks again
     
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    There are different parts - most is related around temp/voltage tolerances - a good kit (all caps) shouldn't run more than $20..

    Check this guy out... and he replaces all the caps with premium brands (Nichicon, Rubycon)

    http://www.badcaps.net/index.php

    He's quoting $105 plus shipping on a 2 week turnaround basis...
     
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    My thanks to all I took it to a TV shop and it works fine now lights and commands do what they are supposed to... Thanks to all...
    Next issue...creating a bootable USB drive to restore the boot blocks on the drives, has anyone done this, I got the file from Lacie - gpl_5bigNetwork2.rar how do I make the bootable flash drive... my first time with a Lacie...
     
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