A few months ago I was using my computer and heard a very loud popping sound. I didn't think about it much - I thought it was my new furniture settling in. Anyway, a few days after that I had to reboot my PC (I usually have it on at all times) and discovered that my DVD drive opens at startup and refuses to close. It worked fine in another computer, however. After a little googling I found out that this is usually caused by a blown capacitor on a motherboard. This was supported by the fact that one of the two PCI slots on my motherboard just stopped working.
However, upon a quick inspection I couldn't find any blown capacitors on the motherboard, but I did find four of them on my vidcard - a PCI-E GeForce 8600 GT. So my question is - could the vidcard be causing the problems with the DVD drive and the PCI slot? I'll have it replaced anyway, but should I be worried about the motherboard and take a closer look at it?