Lifetime & Replacement

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On Sun, May 6, 2012 at 12:42 PM, Greg Woods wrote:
> I have a Digium TDM400P card that appears to have died. The first noted
> symptoms were that dahdi would fail to reload on boot. On closer
> inspection, the card looks totally dead; no lights on at all. I have
> tried moving it to a different PCI slot, and removing the other PCI card
> (a 3com 10/100 NIC) completely.  I have not tried removing the PCI-E
> graphics card, of course, because I can’t boot the system without it,
> but that is unlikely to be fruitful anyway.
>
> So the questions are: first, what is the expected lifetime of one of
> these cards? It just passed its 5th birthday. Is that as long as it
> could be expected to last?
>
> Second, since the parts of this card are very expensive, I am wondering
> if these symptoms likely mean that the main board of the card is dead,
> but the FXS and FXO modules might still be good. In that case, I could
> just get a new main card and move the modules to the new main card. The
> problem is that I can’t find any TDM400P cards anywhere, all I can find
> are TDM410P’s. Will the modules I have (assuming they are still good)
> work with a TDM410P?
>
> Last question: the TDM410 card is available in PCI and PCIx1 forms. I do
> have a free PCIx1 slot. Is there any advantage in one over the other?
>
> Thanks,
> –Greg

Sounds like you did a kernel update and did not rebuild DAHDI.

I have never witnessed a failed Tormenta or Digium card. I have read
about them.