From: "PCS Electronics"
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Subject: Re: Crisis in Japan: defective electro caps round the world
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Date: Sat, 7 Dec 2002 14:44:02 +0100
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I can personally confirm this, there are a couple of caps in my
Abit motherboard that look bubbled-up on top. But the MB is
I know I'll have to replace them eventually, but am putting it
away temporarily. I hope they don't leak before I do it :-)
Marko - PCS Electronics
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"Stromm Sarnac" wrote in message news:MPG.firstname.lastname@example.org...
> In article <email@example.com>, rossv1
> @au.com.optushome says...
> > Hi,
> > 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).
> > Regards,
> > Ross..
> 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.