Re: PING: Hans
- From: Hans van Eynsbergen <Hans@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 8 Nov 2005 19:54:52 +0100
On Tue, 08 Nov 2005 01:40:35 -0500, Me, after pondering on life, the
Universe and everything, checking the Hitchhiker's guide to the Galaxy
we now know to be Usenet, decided to scribble :
> On Mon, 07 Nov 2005 17:20:48 -0800, yellowcake <yellowcake@xxxxxxx>
>>Hans van Eynsbergen wrote:
>>> On Mon, 07 Nov 2005 07:26:30 -0800, yellowcake, after pondering on life,
>>> the Universe and everything, checking the Hitchhiker's guide to the
>>> Galaxy we now know to be Usenet, decided to scribble :
>>>>Do you have bulging capacitors?
>>>>Hehe, I said bulging...
>>> Yup...that's the problem I had sometime ago, had a number of them
>>> replaced and now the same problem occurs again, you don't wanna know....
>>> Simply can't find the time to do something about it and do most of my
>>> work on a lappie...
>>So the question is, what is causing this to happen? Bad parts or
>>overheating? Something else?
> There was a run of bad caps a while back. TONS of mother boards as
> well as video cards from most manufacturers crapped out because of it.
> Even big name boards like Abit were caught in this mess. A few of the
> engineers from the primary company that makes most of the electrolyte
> for caps world wide decided to go into business for themselves. Well,
> they knew what this stuff was selling for and knew all of the
> customers so they set up production and undercut the price. Sold a ton
> of the stuff. One little problem... they left out one of the key
> ingredients that stabilizes the stuff. Millions of caps that shouldn't
> have failed have because of this. The problem has long since been
> corrected, but there are still plenty of boards out there by dozens of
> manufacturers with those caps in them and they are still dying. Just
> solder in new ones and that'll usually fix it. If you see one going,
> replace 'em all if they're all the same brand cuz they were all made
> in the same time frame and are all likely to fail eventually.
That answers a lot of questions I had.
A friend of mine replaced a number of them about a year ago and now the
rest is fried. I just need to rip out the mobo and have him done the
Mine is an MSI Dual board, some 3 years old or so...
Hans van Eynsbergen
There is an art to flying, or rather a knack...
This knack lies in learning to throw yourself
at the ground and miss...
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