Originally Posted by aaronwt
Is this capacitor issue supposed to affect the OLED S3 boxes? I still have two S3 boxes from 2006 that my girlfriend uses. When 1TB drives were first available in 2007 I put one in each of those boxes and that has been it. They have been running 24/7/365 so far without any issues.
The first sign of capacitor issues on both my S3 OLED units (1 year apart) were the analog svideo/composite output started getting flickers or flashes. The digitial HDMI output looked ok.
I only noticed because I have the analog outputs connected to slingbox, otherwise with just HDMI connected on the TVs I wouldn't have noticed for a while until the 2nd symptoms (around 4 months later) started, which is getting RS uncorrected errors on cablecard 2. Eventually these will progress to partial recordings.
After that, you may not be able to reboot anymore, unless you pull out cablecard 2.
If you let it sit for even longer, it'll just bootloop.