Horrible pictures of dead caps

Well, it is a good graphic reminder, why avoid low-cost stuff at all costs. Most good brands did not use CapXon caps because of how people document these failures… So it is always good to remember 🙂

nVidia FX 5200, Skywell SHT caps, used Pentium4 from BadCaps forum

Enermax in their new Revolution X't 430W PSU use totally crap CapXon caps:
http://diit.cz/clanek/enermax-revolution-xt-430-w-erx430awt/sekundarni-strana-kvalita-provedeni

…so this thread serve as good example what happen, when crap caps are used. Because they are STILL being used, even in premium priced products from respectable companies. Still they are trying to kill our PCs in long term by bad caps in PSUs. Beware of CapXons!

PCchips M810LMR mainboard, G-Luxon caps, user KEOSAN from SHW forum

MSI-6163 Pro mainboard with Chhsi caps, user s0vez, SHW forum

Mercury KOB 635T FSX mainboard, G-Luxon caps, user KEOSAN, SHW forum

ASrock K7S741 mainboard, Taicon caps, user KEOSAN, SHW forum

Asic Caps can blow up to.. and resistors

really sucked to see it go up in smoke but lots of places repair them 🙂

OMG… that is ughly. Well, technicaly... any cap can blow. Just reverse the polarity or overshoot the maximum voltage and it die, but in good circuit... that should not be happening! The black thing might not be only resistors, even little coils can be like this. Obviously overstressed... what device it is anyway?

MSI 845PE Neo mainboard, Chemicon KZG caps, user scratchy27, SHW forum

That's a dead gridseed asic 5 chip

So it is a good idea to ask the company that make these Asic miners, what the FB26 component are. I bet that this is not resistor (they are R+number) nor capacitor (they are C+number), but a little coil with some mili/micro Henry inductance. Probably a faulty one, but if it keep dying, then get one that have same inductance, but allow more current.
You seems mined too hard  😉

Zotac 7300GT GFX card, Sacon caps, user vlask, SHW forum

PS. how Zotac "fixed" the graphic card that way, that the next failure produced physical damage and then - NO RMA!: http://www.svethardware.cz/forum/showthrea…ll=1#post283635

Soltek SL-75DRV5C mainboard, GSC caps, user scratchy27, SWH forum

Biostar NF4 4X-A7, Chemicon KZG caps, user Benbow, SHW forum

Unknown mainboard and user, found at BadCaps forum, YEC caps

Jamicon cap 1000uF 35V in UPS from Fortron, user TomTom, PCTuning forum


Jamicon UPS Fortron

HP Proliant ML350 server, user Smokin Whale from OCAU forum, likely fake Rubycon caps

ECS MCP61PM-GM mobo witch uses Panasonic FL (fake!) caps, user jsc1973, Overclock.net forum

@trodas:

OMG… that is ughly. Well, technicaly... any cap can blow. Just reverse the polarity or overshoot the maximum voltage and it die, but in good circuit... that should not be happening! The black thing might not be only resistors, even little coils can be like this. Obviously overstressed... what device it is anyway?

MSI 845PE Neo mainboard, Chemicon KZG caps, user scratchy27, SHW forum

Goes to show that even good caps can call it a day, that looks like Nichicon and they are decent caps.
A lot of the ones I see around mother boards especially where they are positioned call also be indicative of bad cooling. Dell had a bad design for years in their GX series PC towers that starved the Caps of any airflow and that caused many many dead boards.

-Shiver

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