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Old 04-23-2005, 06:15 PM   #1
Playing God @ Your Xpense
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Turn your computer on, got no post (beeps), error code on board, etc?

Open up your case and have a looksie, my Mom was complaining how the monitor wasn't coming on, the mouse light wasn't coming on (optical), etc. I booted it up, drives turned, no post, C1 error on an Epox mobo (supposedly memory problem, but, nah...).

So I pull the case, have a quick look, and I counted 5 capacitors that had blown (showing signs of leaking), and several more with bulging tops, which are ready to blow up.

Check out for more info, I'm not putting this on the front page because it is extremely bad news, but I figured I'd still share my new experience with it, the board is...maybe a year to a year and a half old, but newer boards than that are being found with the bad caps. The site sells kits if you feel like desoldering about 15-20 caps, and soldering in new ones, me, I'm lazy, I'll buy a new board to throw in there, and maybe use it as an excuse to upgrade a system in my farm to a more current setup.

I'll take a zoomed pic later of the board.
Hop in, strap down, and hold on tight.
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