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Re: FC5 freezes: due to bad Dell GX270 motherboard



Paul Johnson wrote:
> 
> Where to check:  Look on the motherboard for small black cylinders
> with silver tops.  The cylindrical capacitors are about 1/4 of an inch
> in diameter and one half on an inch high.  The silver tops have an X
> on edged them.  Those silver tops are supposed to be flat or slightly
> sunken in, not convex (swolen).  They are NOT supposed to look like
> cupcakes baking in the oven, in other words.
> 
For future reference, that is a + and not an X. If you look
carefully, you will notice one of the leads is below the +. Those
are what are called electrolytic capacitors,and have to be hooked up
correctly. If you mix the + and - leads, they tend to die rather
quickly, and sometimes make a mess.

Mikkel
-- 

  Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons,
for thou art crunchy and taste good with Ketchup!


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