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Old 11-12-2009, 08:06 PM
teejaylentz teejaylentz is offline
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If this ever happens to me, I'll definitely be taking mine apart and checking the capacitors as a quick possibility. I've found that electrolytic capacitors often go bad and are probably one of the big problems (leaking/tops blowing off). If you are handy with a soldering iron, might be worth a try. When those capacitors blow it's usually readily visible... just have to hope no other damage was done as a result.

Related topic... I've had several PC motherboards fail due to the cheap capacitors blowing. 80% of the time I was able to fix them by just replacing the capacitors. I had some of those surface-mount capacitors go bad in my monitor one time and soldered in some normal ones with same capacitance in their place... been working fine for 2 years... Here's a pretty good article explaining the capacitor issues that can occur: http://www.pcstats.com/articleview.cfm?articleID=195

I'm not saying this is necessarily your issue, but it's at least worth a look before sinking $1600 in.

EDIT: "Capacitor Plague": http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capacitor_plague

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