From: Kris Shaw
Subject: Re: Crisis in Japan: defective electro caps round the world
Date: Sun, 8 Dec 2002 23:27:19 +0000 (UTC)
Organization: BT Openworld
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NNTP-Posting-Date: Sun, 8 Dec 2002 23:27:19 +0000 (UTC)
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On Sat, 7 Dec 2002 06:05:28 +0000 (UTC), said
>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.
I've just had replaced 5 caps on my MSI motherboard. The computer
started to freeze when web sites with flash content came up and then a
few hours later started to freeze when simply scrolling a window.
After re-installing and checking drivers problem still existed. Then
started changing video cards etc.
Finally took the MB out and spotted a cap next to the cpu had started
to leak. Looking closer a few more had bulging tops. Not knowing if
replacing the caps would fix the problem I got a few replacements and
had the suspect caps changed. The MB now works again so happy! On
reflection I should have had all the caps changed - but I didn't want
to risk the board getting damaged.
The faulty caps were 1000uF 6.3 Luxon. Rated quite low I think,
because they were near all the 5v stuff. Couldn't get 6.3v caps (well,
didn't look that hard) and the 10v replacements work fine.