[rescue] Slightly OT: Bad Cap Saga

Erie Patsellis 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:
> http://www.mrbill.net/photos/imacmidplane/
> Bulged caps:
> http://www.mrbill.net/photos/imacmidplane/tn/IMG_0744.jpg.html
> 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.
> Bill
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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