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Old 04-08-2008, 09:49 AM   #1
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Default What do domed capacitors look like? I have a dead motherboard and a few people

have told me to look for capacitors that have a dome to the top of them and that if I replace them the board might work. The closest that I could find to having this domed shape were these ones. Do these look like they're blown?

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Old 04-08-2008, 09:56 AM   #2
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Default how old is this board? iirc the bad cap thing dates to 99-00....

they don't look bad to me.
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Old 04-08-2008, 10:07 AM   #3
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Default wiki has a good article about "capacitor plague"

it says to look for "leaking"...
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...or "vented" capacitors.
<img src="http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/9/96/Badcaps-tayeh-4.jpg"><ul><li><a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capacitor_plague">http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capacitor_plague</a</li></ul>
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Old 04-08-2008, 10:30 AM   #4
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Default Sometimes they leak too.

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Old 04-08-2008, 01:55 PM   #5
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Default I dont know for sure but probably 2003ish, its a socket 478

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