[clug] OT: Life-span of motherboards

Brett Worth brettw at cray.com
Tue Nov 18 12:12:52 EST 2003

On Tue, 18 Nov 2003, Michael James wrote:

> There was an artical in Silicon Chip about a batch of dud
>  capacitor electrolyte causing problems worldwide about then.

I've fixed three motherboards that had this leakage problem.  Its pretty
easy to identify if you have the problem by looking at the top of the caps.
The stuff that leaks out is black.
Just be careful when soldering the motherboard...


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