Horrible pictures of dead caps

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  1. trodas

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    I would like to dedicate this thread to the most horrible pictures of dead caps you guys can find ;) :D Just to scare these guys, who think that "this can never happen to them" ;) Let's start with HP Pavilion machine pic. TMS 1500uF caps, machine shutting down in 30 sec after power on:

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    Frankly I would not dare to turn it on... Picture from Carcenomy user on TechPowerUp forums ;)
     
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    Yep, but I have better ones, I think :lol: ;)

    What about PSU on fire thanks to Hec caps?

    Klara's PC (Morphys friend, girl - but not girlfriend :) ), Eurocase PSU - Hec caps:

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    Sapphire "Grouper" PI-A9RX480 boards are dying because Sapphire used Teapo caps, the the boards died during reviews:
    http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/mainboard...e-x200p_14.html
    "During our stability test of the overclocked system... ...suddenly shut down. The verdict was: mainboard death. ...mainboard died because of the failed capacitor in the CPU voltage regulator unit. ...nothing could help our poor CPU at that point."

    http://reviews.pcapex.com/motherboards/sap...oard.php?page=4
    "...me share one more experience that I had with this board... It died. I can only hope that the death of my board was a fluke." Ne, nebyla to "fluke", byly to Teapo kondíky... Později text změnili na: "Our investigation revealed that the mainboard died because of the failed capacitor in the CPU voltage regulator unit. We sent the mainboard back to Sapphire for further examination, but nothing could help our poor CPU at that point. It rested in piece, too."

    So because of bad cap even a CPU died. You have been warned...
     
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    If this thread came up a week ago i would post a pic of the mobo i recapped. Some old Gigabyte mobo with a P4 1.7ghz - 3x vented 3300uf GSC (no surprise there) - replaced with Rubycon MBZ's and it was running perfectly again :thumbup:. Oh and generic PSUs, a tonne of them where nearly every cap is vented haha!
     
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    bahahahahha thats gold!! if that happened to anyones computer that i know i would just look and laugh:lol:
     
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    I'd just say "would you like fries with that?"

    man that's some fire damage!:wired:
     
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    TMM - sadly no nice pics? Don't worry. Congrats on the sucesfull recap. Hooray for Rubycons - but hey, with Samxons GC you get even faster speed - check the SuperPI test: http://capsmod.net/forum/viewthread.php?tid=174&extra=page=1 Not much faster, just a 0,156 sec improvment in SuperPI 1M, but worth the price of Samxons :)
    I got plenty of pics of vented GSC caps and I bet they are far more damaged that anyone ever seen - yet :lol:

    Neo Cortex - wait, till it happen to your computer :D

    FatBob - the fun stop when your apartment catch fire thanks to bad caps... ;) :o



    ATX Winner PSU, type PB300-A4S, courtesy by HoNY

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    CapXon caps rulez :D

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    Bulging sligtly and leaking Vent cap, and some nonstandard inferior Fuhjyyu caps - 1650uF 16V? OMG!
    Much to my surprise, the CapXon s*it caps are used in Fortron PSUs:
    http://www.svethardware.cz/art_doc-0484A36780DAD846C125716F007174B6.html?lotus=1&Highlight=0 :eek: :rolleyes: :mad:
     
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    so taking my camera to work tomorrow
     
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    I just photographed JetWay V400DB caps. I think everyone will like the sight :D

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    6 pieces of GSC 2200uF 6.3V ;)
     
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    OST cap from SETI forum - I quess the extraterrestrials got him :lol: ;)

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    Hoooray for Nichicons! :thumbup: :D


    Speaking about GSC caps - Peter's GSC caps in GF2MX400

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    ...and even the topmost left one, witch looked "reasonably" well for GSC look this way from bottom

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    ;)
     
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    my 8rda+ looks a lot worse than most of those pics

    still works fine while oc
     
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    pirate_ - don't worry, it will not last ;) :o


    HP Pavilion with TMS caps score again! :lol:

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    Picture courtesy of user cchalogamer from overclockersclub forum :thumbup:
     
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    Ahhh good thread..

    I'll dig up some beauties when I get home..

    Including (if I can find it) the picture from last year where a cheap POS PSU blew the transformer off the PCB!
     
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    if you want a good board for bulging and leaking caps, Soltek. Old board of mine, basically every cap was leaking or bulging, yet it somehow still worked.
     
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    My mums old p4 2.4 system has had bulging caps since about 4 weeks after she got it. I told her that i would die and could do some seriour damage but it has not died yet. She got it back in the days when the p4 2.4 was the top of the range (long time ago).

    Its still going and is on 24/7 and has only been turned off when i got here a new case and when she moved houses. I am hoping it dies soon. Its dam slow now.

    All she needs in a new mobo, ram, cpu and it would be all good. I have replaced everything else (DVD drive, hdd, screen, case, psu, keyboard and mouse) all the stuff i have replaced just died. I think for Xmas i will finish it off for her if it even lasts that long. all the stuff listed above has died in the last 3mths so i am waiting for the rest to die.
     
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    Got a few bad cap boards here..

    Soltek FRN2-L with 4+ bulged caps
    2x Epox 8RDA+ (one is 8RDA3+) with 8+ bulged caps &
    Jetway V266A with 1 so far

    Getting them all fixed today. Is it okay to use 2200uF caps to replace the 1500s? They are the common mid sized 6.3v caps.

    I went to the local PC shop & the guy has at least 5 8RDA (non +) where every single cap is stuffed. Not a decent single one.

    The only caps I've seen that haven't died are the 'K' style caps. I've never seen one bleed before.
     
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    No problem. In regard to power reg. caps, bigger is pretty much always better :thumbup:
     

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