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From: "PCS Electronics"
References: <0001HW.BA138B1300C3FA6A0A18B7D0@news.covad.net> <email@example.com>
Subject: Re: Crisis in Japan: defective electro caps round the world
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Date: Mon, 9 Dec 2002 01:08:38 +0100
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Organization: Slovenija OnLine - SiOL
With the state of the modern software (and x86 hardware)
its really hard to say whether there's a problem or is it
possibly just the usual M$ crap :-)
I found a very old keyboard in the attic the other day.
I tried to smash it with a heavy hammer (so my grandfather
wouldn't pick it from the dustbin because it looked usefull, heh).
The thing wouldn't give up easily. Its just amazing how well
these things were built years ago.
With the new 10$ keyboards....just look at it and it will fall apart.
And the new Microsoft optical mouse....supposedly works for ever
since there is no mechanical optical encoder. But they used cheap
microswitches for the buttons, started making troubles after less
than 2 years.
Marko - PCS Electronics
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"Kris Shaw" wrote in message news:firstname.lastname@example.org...
> On Sat, 7 Dec 2002 06:05:28 +0000 (UTC), said
> to us:
> >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.
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