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Here are a few pictures of bad capacitors on motherboards.
Notice on the above picture how the 2 caps vented out the top of the case. Be
sure to check for this type of failure, sometimes it is very had to spot since
the opening may be very small as on the cap to the right.
Here are a few pictures of capacitors that have popped and the electrolytic
solution inside has leaked out from the top vent. This is not the same as a hot
melt glue you may see holding the parts in place. The glue is rubbery and the
chemical is usually dry and can be wiped off. Be sure to clean your board of all
chemical if you see this type of failure, the chemical can cause your board to
The two pictures above show a Dell GX270 motherboard, These motherboards are
known to have this problem. If you are working on one of these units be prepared
to replace about 15-18 bad capacitors.
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