Subject: Re: Crisis in Japan: defective electro caps round the world
Date: Fri, 06 Dec 2002 11:09:10 -0800
Organization: MindSpring Enterprises
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On 6 Dec 2002 04:36:29 -0800, email@example.com (Daniel) wrote:
>Ross Vumbaca wrote in message news:
>> > 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).
>You can often see it if you look at the top of the caps. If the tops
>are bulging (should be flat on top) or if you see juice coming from
>it, they are defective. I hade to resolder my Abit BX133 board last
>month due to defective capacitors (it stopped working suddenly). It
>can sometimes be hard to source the right spec. caps, but if you can
>get the right ones and have some knowledge in soldering, you should be
>able to fix it quite easily yourself (unless there are a lot of
My last mother board had around 20 electro caps within it. $50/per MB
would be a great price for changing them out.