Blown Bad Caps
So this old eVGA Geforce 7300GS came out of my dads PC after he heard 2 pops on 2 separate occasions which he ignored. He thought it was something else since there was nothing wrong with his PC until one day the video just started shifting and that's when I found out it was this card.
I thought these were solid polymer caps but after some research, these are only the normal electrolytic caps without a sleeve and there are K vents at the top. Apparently these caps are from the Sacon FZ series which are low quality. I thought they look like solid caps but they are not.
Yes time to retire the old gal, or practice your soldering skills.:thumb:
Practice soldering. :D
yeah if you have an electronics supplier close by, just get a couple of replacements and hope the rest of it is fine
Lee's Electronic Components (2005) Ltd
4522 Main St, Vancouver, BC
may have what looking for
Or I can sell you my Old LE :)
Replacing Capacitors is easy.
I try to use capacitors that are the same capacitance , with a higher voltage rating.Also make sure they are 105 c rated .
Easy to replace but not really worth the effort IMO. You can get a better card than that for probably $30
Thxs for the tips. My solder skills are okay but I might just keep to play around with.
agreed just replace the caps, its not that hard to do you know.
and do it fast and or remove the caps and keep em save so you know what to replace em with,when they start leaking what comes out is like acid and it can eat the traces on your pcb
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