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Old 03-12-2007, 12:29 PM   #18
Fizzycapola
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Default Re: This is Why You NEVER Ignore Bad Capacitors!

Man it's crazy the time bomb in your computer bad capacitors are.

I was reading article just now, some slightly bulging capacitors were removed and their values read they were rated 2200uF, but their real capacitance was as low as 78uF.

Also bad capacitors have high leakage current (as I understand this is something that should seriously be avoided). Which is one of the main causes workload on regulators which then short circuit and fuse circuit inside, which eventually causes unfiltered voltage direct from PSU into components, you don't need to imagine what happens when 1.7v chips get 5v instead.
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