Bulged capacitors, which one of these should I use to replace them?

Discussion in 'PC Hardware' started by johnye_pt, Aug 7, 2019.

  1. rayleigh_otter

    rayleigh_otter MDL Addicted

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    if it works you got 1 happy buddy and if it dont he wont be angry like a paying customer would be.
     
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  2. MS_User

    MS_User MDL Guru

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    got it....dont forget to back up the POS just in case that mobo dont come back to life.
     
  3. RJARRRPCGP

    RJARRRPCGP MDL Senior Member

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    ESR does matter, make sure you get low-ESR caps and not "general purpose" caps!
     
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  4. johnye_pt

    johnye_pt MDL Addicted

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    Thanks for the input. Do they specify "low ESR" or should I look for a specific value? i already ordered the caps but any info is useful for future endeavors.
     
  5. RJARRRPCGP

    RJARRRPCGP MDL Senior Member

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    #25 RJARRRPCGP, Aug 8, 2019
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    They specify "low ESR" in the specs, but is not written on the cap! Continuing to use a system with a bad cap, likely will cause MOSFET failure!
     
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  6. johnye_pt

    johnye_pt MDL Addicted

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    Thanks, I'll take note next time to check the specs and/or ask the store for low ESR polymer caps ;)
     
  7. MS_User

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    lets us know if the repairs work out...good luck.
     
  8. johnye_pt

    johnye_pt MDL Addicted

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    Sure. He's going on vacation next Thursday and I'll take the computer home then