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#26
then i dont have to worie abouth it havent seen that in 7 years on my own mobo
that doesn't mean anything... The rig that i had the caps replaced on was about that old.
 

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wish i had shots of my K7S5A-pro those were some blown caps :roll:

things that died on my K7S5A-pro

IDE channel 2
soundcard
caps blown

and yet after all that when my K7N2-delta popped after an attempt @ a 100% oc on a t-bred 2000+ my K7S5A-pro booted up with that cpu on it :roll: good times good times
 

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MSI Mobo, no longer works, gotta be the caps. Tops are popped up one is open/venting.
 
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Lelon - known bad cap brand - busted:




Lelon caps provided by -HoNy- ;)
 
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My dads caps look like some of the above the pc still works ok though but this lot shows you are better to buy quality boards with solid state caps if not would melting solder on top work?? who knows but i have solid state so i dnt care lol nice thread by the way.
 
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All MSI boards in the manufactured in 2001~2002 had caps problems.I have met with 4 like them.SO It would be easy if you chk your MSI boards at that time.:D
 
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ATM I have an Intel 915 desktop board which fried 3 sets of 2x1GB DDR RAMS.Owner replaced the board and gave me the board to check.Found out a cap was bad near the RAM slots,asuming its the cause.A leg has been broken :D Its a 6.3v 820uF cap.In my country they are not available/I cant find in old mobos.So its useless now.:(

And the MSI MS6178 ver1.1 board I have now have 11 poped caps made by "Chhsi"
 

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wow the thread still has some life left in it.
 

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I've got an older board that still works, in the kids' comp but is starting to show the sighns of leaking as pictured above. Is it posible to just replace them now with new ones of the same value, and save the board?
 

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I've got an older board that still works, in the kids' comp but is starting to show the sighns of leaking as pictured above. Is it posible to just replace them now with new ones of the same value, and save the board?
entirely possible. its just a lot of work.
 

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Bad Caps?

Who determines a "bad cap" brand? My Fortron Source 500 watt blue storm and 2 other 400 watt Blue Storms that I have all have OST "bad caps" and I have not had any issues with them whatsoever, even though I have been using all 3 for 3 years. My Cooler Master Real Power 750 also has OST "bad caps" and it is rock solid...

Anyway, I take the list of bad cap manufacturers with a grain of salt. I'm sure that many of those companies have had both good and bad batches and various grades of caps. You can't condemn the whole company for making a mistake one time. :wtf:
 

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Who determines a "bad cap" brand? My Fortron Source 500 watt blue storm and 2 other 400 watt Blue Storms that I have all have OST "bad caps" and I have not had any issues with them whatsoever, even though I have been using all 3 for 3 years. My Cooler Master Real Power 750 also has OST "bad caps" and it is rock solid...

Anyway, I take the list of bad cap manufacturers with a grain of salt. I'm sure that many of those companies have had both good and bad batches and various grades of caps. You can't condemn the whole company for making a mistake one time. :wtf:
it depends on the use. each brand would have different capacity capacitors (rofl) and i can beleive mobo manufs using the lowest ones that would work - if they'd used larger capacity ones, they probably wouldnt die so fast.
 
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On a Creative X-Fi:

 

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entirely possible. its just a lot of work.
I assumed it was just soldering them back into the board, is there more to it than that?
 

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Can gigabytes "Ultra Durable All Solid Capaciters" pop?
 

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I assumed it was just soldering them back into the board, is there more to it than that?
to me, that IS hard work.

Can gigabytes "Ultra Durable All Solid Capaciters" pop?
Nope. no chemicals to pop. my asus has those, and i love it for it (also, they're easier to heatsink if you pump lots of volts :D )
 
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I can't believe nobody's gone for the "busta cap in your ass" joke.:p

I have a Socket A mobo around here with some busted caps; I'll fish out the cam later.
 

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I can't believe nobody's gone for the "busta cap in your ass" joke.:p

I have a Socket A mobo around here with some busted caps; I'll fish out the cam later.
woot woot! do want!
 
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ive had a mobo die by blowing all the power phase caps to sherds all thats left was soem thread looking tings.
 

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i know of two that had caps catch on fire - one was a friend talking over teamspeak.
" OH GOD OH GOD ITS ON FIRE..."
*static noises*

a few mins later
"player connected""
so guys... is the foam in a fire extinguisher conductive?"
*assorted laughter*
"oh shit its smoking again....*
"player disconnected"

His caps near the AGP slot went, and took the card, mobo and one stick of ram out.
To be honest, the fire extinguisher may have been to blame for some of that. (it was a foam one for electrical fires, but even so)
 

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"Lelon is a pioneer electrolytic capacitor manufacturer in the world, who insists on three primary principles are quality, delivery and low cost."

They should read this thread and think again.

Question - My asus K8N-E is starting to see it's final days and I've noticed that some caps are like "pointed" almost ready to go off. Should I exchange thoose? They are the one's sitting nearest to the 24-Pin connector btw...
 
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No - just ran across that pic online . . . but, funny thing - I had my card out working on it today, and that same cap on mine is starting to look a little funny :ohwell:

I should prob order up a set for this card sometime soon
 
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how would one prevent this from happening?