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Dell u2311h Monitor gone bad, which capacitors do I replace?

I have 3 u2311h monitors in an eyefinity setup. For aesthetic purposes, I do not want to replace the faulty one with a newer u2312hm. The problem with the faulty one is as follows: For the past few ...
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Discharging capacitor of laptop

I would like to know what is the procedure for discharging capacitors of a laptop, as my laptop is not able to power up. The AC power light starts to blink as soon as it's plugged to the laptop.
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PC Overheats and shuts down shortly after booting

I had an old windows PC floating around in my house somewhere and I decided to dust it off and use it as a server. When I tried booting it with the panel opened, I realized that the fan was running ...
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Why is “100% Japan-made Solid Capacitor” a selling point? [closed]

I'm seeing a lot of high end Motherboards including 100% Japan made caps. I've been out of the PC world for quite some time, why is this a feature? What is so special about these caps?
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Motherboard makes high-pitched chirping noise; will it stop by itself, or what do I need to do to fix it?

I know computers, I have been fixing them and building them for over a decade... but I don't know the exact electronics of them. My personal desktop PC is making an irregular, but constant, extremely ...
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Possible capacitor plague - need help identifying

I've been having some PC power issues lately, and I think I've tracked it down to a bad power supply. Lately, when I'm on my PC it will often restart without warning, displaying "Hypertransport sync ...
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What caused a capacitor in the power supply start smelling?

I was using my computer in the morning then later in the afternoon I noticed some bad smell coming from the power supply. As I checked in, I noticed that one of the big capacitors was leaking and dry. ...
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Is it safe to disable cache flushing on a SSD with “power loss protection”?

I have an Intel 320 SSD which is supposedly able to flush its cache during a power loss. From Storage Review: Rarely seen in a consumer SSD, Intel uses an array of capacitors to make sure data ...
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What could cause a desktop power supply to “hiss”?

Some background to my problem: My city had a thunderstorm last Monday and when I woke up, I noticed my desktop was turned off. I powered it on. It would stay on for about 20 seconds and then shut off. ...
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Computer not working, motherboard is suspect

I have a problem with my computer. I have a GeForce 6100 M9 Motherboard, which I suspect is broke. The capacitors beside the CPU are corroded and the computer doesn't do anything except start the fans ...
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Burst capacitors on videocard and possibly motherboard

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 ...
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Proper multimeter specs for fixing capacitors on your motherboard?

When our motherboards or LCD's go out it is possible that the capacitors are at fault and can be easily replaced by removing and replacing the bad caps rather than buying new screens or computers. ...
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Solid capacitors burst, PC seems fine, how safe is it to keep using it?

Tonight while I was using my desktop PC, I heard a very loud pop from the inside of my case. After investigating I found that two capacitors on the graphics card had burst, and yellow fibers were ...
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What are these? Are they broken?

Please excuse the poor image quality: What are the components that I've circled in red? The ones on the left look whole and solid. The ones on the right have cracked tops, and although this ...