[rescue] Slightly OT: Bad Cap Saga
erie at shelbyvilledesign.com
Sun Aug 17 22:05:30 CDT 2008
Bill Bradford wrote:
> On Sun, Aug 17, 2008 at 09:11:58AM -0700, Curious George wrote:
>> I'm seeing a *lot* of "broken devices" that *just* have
>> bad electrolytics somewhere in the power supply, etc.
> A number of companies got hit by the "bad cap" problem a few years ago.
> Apple had a documented recall on the first iMac G5 system boards; I had to
> replace mine due to this problem. Here's pictures:
> Bulged caps:
> My Dell Precision 360 at work lasted longer - it took 4.5 years for it to
> finally blow some of the VRM caps after a power outage.
ewww, not good, my 360 is getting close to that age now, time to take a
peek next time I have it open and plan on replacing a pile of caps.
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