E80 motherboard appears to have problems. After doing a lot of tracing and using freezing spray on the motherboard components, the problem appears to be the CPU heating
up and switching itself off after about 5 minutes. At any rate, the unit is toast. Since I did not feel like updating everything, I have found a slightly used E80 to replace my old one with. I am thinking that perhaps, if the new one is the one that is doing all the computing as the master, I should be able to use the old one as a slave to have a second screen
, as my primary one is by the helm
. My question for you electronic gurus---- would I have the same problems with the old one if it is not the one doing the computing, and just acting as a second screen
if I attach them via the ethernet cable?
Basically what it was doing was freezing up after about 5 minutes and/or rebooting itself. Sometimes, to turn it back on, I had to shut down the breaker for it for about 3 minutes, then turn it on. And then the unit would last about another 5 minutes.
We froze several components with the unit out of the case and narrowed things down to the motherboard with no other visual apparent issue.