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Re: FX-8350 $220

Sat Nov 24, 2012 8:50 pm

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Re: FX-8350 $220

Sat Nov 24, 2012 9:00 pm

Yup, I refuse to toss a piece of hardware just because a cap exploded. So I got pretty good at recapping motherboards, video cards, network switches, etc. with my crusty old Radio Shack soldering iron! :lol:
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Re: FX-8350 $220

Sat Nov 24, 2012 9:08 pm

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Yup, I refuse to toss a piece of hardware just because a cap exploded. So I got pretty good at recapping motherboards, video cards, network switches, etc. with my crusty old Radio Shack soldering iron! :lol:

I've tried it. I'm not any good at it. I've got some Dell mobos around here that are the bones of great little Core 2 Duo E6600 computers than have rotten caps on them and I just can't seem to successfully replace the caps. Better to use the machine till it stops functioning than assuredly kill it trying to fix it :cry:
 
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Re: FX-8350 $220

Sat Nov 24, 2012 9:17 pm

Once it dies you've got nothing to lose. The caps don't *usually* take anything else with them when they go (though they do occasionally blow a MOSFET, in which case there's not much point in trying to fix it).
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Re: FX-8350 $220

Sat Nov 24, 2012 11:44 pm

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