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#16 OP Elliot B.

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Posted 28 December 2012 - 20:38

Well spotted, mate!

Turns out two have popped:

eb_gcardcapfaulty.jpg

We'll pick up 2x 6.3V/1500uF capacitors tomorrow :)


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Posted 28 December 2012 - 20:42

Well spotted, mate!

Turns out two have popped:

eb_gcardcapfaulty.jpg

We'll pick up 2x 6.3V/1500uF capacitors tomorrow :)


Ah yes, you can see it much better in that photo :)

Good luck, be interested to hear if you manage to repair it

#18 The Teej

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Posted 28 December 2012 - 20:43

From a closer look I'd say this was definitely the problem, or at least one of them, maybe could be repaired if you can solder

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Holy moly, what a good spot! I didn't even notice that when I looked at that :laugh:

#19 shockz

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Posted 28 December 2012 - 20:53

Sounds like that's your culprit

If you have speakers, plug them into the machine, let it boot up and see if you hear XP startup sounds

HDD activity light should give up its secrets if its booting


Most systems don't post unless there is a video card running.

#20 Hum

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Posted 28 December 2012 - 20:57

Well spotted, mate!

Turns out two have popped:

We'll pick up 2x 6.3V/1500uF capacitors tomorrow :)


So what led to this ? Overclocking ? Overheating ? Just a bad video card ... ?

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Posted 28 December 2012 - 20:58

Most systems don't post unless there is a video card running.


Good point, mine will POST without a GPU, but if I have a dead GPU installed it refuses to POST at all, as I found out a few weeks back

So what led to this ? Overclocking ? Overheating ? Just a bad video card ... ?


Just old CAPs, they all die eventually

#22 OP Elliot B.

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Posted 28 December 2012 - 21:00

So what led to this ? Overclocking ? Overheating ? Just a bad video card ... ?

My uncle had this system for 7 years and he is a technology novice, so I doubt it's an overclocked GPU.

Overheating is a possibility, but the inside of the PC looks very clean and dust-free.

Also, this PC has only been used a few times each month since it was bought. Still, could just be "wear and tear".

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Posted 28 December 2012 - 21:11

I've never had a video card burn out, so I was curious.

Then again, I don't think I've used the same video card for more than about 3 years.

#24 OP Elliot B.

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Posted 28 December 2012 - 21:12

I've never had a video card burn out, so I was curious.

Then again, I don't think I've used the same video card for more than about 3 years.

I was surprised this was a PCI-E video card, considering the age of the system.

#25 Arkos Reed

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Posted 28 December 2012 - 21:20

7 years? Right when chinese companies flooded the market with faulty capacitors based on a stolen electrolyte formula, look no further.

#26 OP Elliot B.

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Posted 29 December 2012 - 15:08

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http://uk.rs-online....rt-option=Price

I don't know which one to choose :/

#27 +warwagon

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Posted 29 December 2012 - 15:27

Did he smoke. The fan on that graphics card looks like a smokers fan.

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Posted 29 December 2012 - 15:40

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I don't know which one to choose :/


This looks good to me:

http://uk.rs-online....citors/0572132/

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#29 OP Elliot B.

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Posted 29 December 2012 - 15:40

This looks good to me:

http://uk.rs-online....citors/0572132/


Are you basing that purely one looks? :p

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Posted 29 December 2012 - 15:44

IMG_1275.JPG

http://uk.rs-online....rt-option=Price

I don't know which one to choose :/


I wouldn't want to take a guess either, doing a search for "6.3v 1500uf" on that site brings up some caps but they don't look like the ones on your card, so not sure if the same with different design or completely different

Best waiting for someone who knows about electronics


EDIT - Ebay search brings some closer looking results
http://www.ebay.co.u...cat=0&_from=R40