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RE: PowerEdge 2950 server failure - E1000 FAILSAFE,CALL SUPPORT E1218,PCI Rsr 5v PwrGd

I know this is an old post, but this might be useful for anyone stumbling across this in the future.  I had the same error codes as the original poster.  Upon examination of the PCI riser card I discovered an obviously compromised capacitor (picture below).  I'm pretty confident this is the source of the issue.