From: Stromm Sarnac
Subject: Re: Crisis in Japan: defective electro caps round the world
Date: Fri, 6 Dec 2002 12:25:43 -0500
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In article <email@example.com>, rossv1
> Stromm Sarnac wrote:
> > Yep, my father sent 3 motherboards (computers) to a guy that replaces
> > the bad caps for about $50/per MB. One was Abit's and the other was
> > Intel's.
> How did you know the caps were bad, and what Abit motherboard was it?
> (Since my Abit died mysteriously for no reason, and I was wondering why).
Abit VP6 (don't know the rev), I'm not sure what the Intel MB model
is. Supposedly the guy that does the repairs told him that many of
Abits, Asus, MSI, Intel, Compaq, IBM, and other MBs have the bad caps
but they won't replaced them till failure occurs.
He found the info about the caps while browsing the web. This was
about 5 months ago now. There was a list of manufacturers that
purchased caps during the timeframe. I think there was also a part
number on them. Don't quote me on that though.
One thing I do remember is that the excessive h2o in the caps causes
them to bubble-up on top. He looked at his MBs and found a few that
were not flat, but not exremely domed either.