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From: "Søren Møller"
Subject: Re: Electronic News story: Leaky capacitors shorting circuits; problem spreads
Date: Fri, 1 Nov 2002 12:07:44 +0000 (UTC)
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I am sorry, I doesn't reply to the original message, but Mailgate
doesn't show it :-(
I know there has been problems in consumer equipment for years; I can't
keep count on the number of capacitors I have changed, but there has
been a more recent problem with low-ESR capacitors. See these articles:
(links copied from www.overclockers.com)
It seems there has been some problems with sub-standard eloctrolyte for
"Nico Coesel" wrote in message
> Winfield Hill wrote:
> >Story in Electronic News, 10/28/2002:
> >Leaky capacitors shorting circuits; problem spreads
> >"Failing capacitors are sending shock waves up the electronics food
> >chain — literally. PCs are crashing and televisions and camcorders
> >are going on the fritz, and the problem is becoming more widespread,
> >according to those who replace those components.
> >"At the heart of this controversy are low-ESR aluminum electrolytic
> >capacitors, all of which were made in Taiwan. According to systems
> >integrators who build custom PCs and those who repair them, the
> >capacitors start leaking electrolytic fluid within days or weeks
> >after the computer is turned on. In most cases, the leaking fluid
> >causes short circuits. Less commonly, they actually explode."
> >For the full story, see
> The article lacks one conclusion: don't buy cheap motherboards...
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