Subject: Re: Crisis in Japan: defective electro caps round the world
Date: Sat, 7 Dec 2002 06:05:28 +0000 (UTC)
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In sci.electronics.design ?n?n?m?u? wrote:
> 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.
They are generally not that difficult to take out.
When I was testing my motherboard caps (after a ESR problem in the PSU caps),
I only had a problem removing one out of 40 or so.
It even worked afterwards.
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