SUMMARY: how to carry out E250 maintenance?

From: Athanasios Douitsis <>
Date: Fri Apr 28 2006 - 12:53:09 EDT
The general consensus says that old systems should not be left powered down 
for a long time, as old disks and other equipement may fail due to thermal
changes. So, maintenance should be limited to removing the dust, and even that
should be done with caution. 
My personal experience is that the triple-fan tray is the piece that tends to
fail, especially the middle fan. I have asked the price for the original 
replacement from Sun, and it costs 180Euros which IMHO is so - so considering that
the 3 motors have ball bearings so they can't be too cheap. I am currently
investigating the possibility of obtaining a similar motor and replacing
the faulty one instead of just replacing the whole tray. I will post 
experiences to this list if there's any interest.

Many many thanks to all those who replied.


On Fri, Apr 28, 2006 at 12:01:52PM +0300, Athanasios Douitsis wrote:

> Hi everyone, 
> I have 3 E250s which have been running for, well, a long time. Is there
> a standardised procedure to carry out physical maintenance on these machines? 
> Should I just take them out of the rack and give them a good cleaning? Should
> I call service personel for this job perhaps?
> Besides the fan trays which started dying one by one and are getting replaced, 
> is there anything else to which I should pay particular attention? 
> Kind regards,
> Athanasios
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