I have an eMachine T5254 with 4 Capacitors th

February 15, 2011 at 20:50:26
Specs: Windows Vista
I have four Capacitors on my eMachine next to the heat sink that are bad. What could have caused that to happen? Is it easy to replace the capacitors and cheep. What do I do? I realized their was a problem when the system would shut down while booting up. The monitor started to flicker and a message would pop up "Auto Processing" then befor Windows could complete the start up it would just shut down. I don't know what to do. Is this a normal problem with eMachines

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February 15, 2011 at 22:30:18
That seems to be a problem with many motherboards. I suspect either the capacitors are low quality or the voltage exceeds their maximum rating. When you replace them try to use ones with the same capacitance but with a higher voltage rating. The capacitors are usually spaced close together and higher rated ones are often larger so you may have to check more than one source to find them.

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February 16, 2011 at 05:54:28
The problem was with Taiwanese caps. You'll often see motherboard manufacturers state "we only use Japanese caps" in their product descriptions.
Here's an explanation:


Unless you're very good at desoldering/resoldering, you'd be better off replacing the board. I would recommend against getting an exact replacement. There's plenty of cheap boards available at the following site. If you decide to buy from them, make sure to choose a board that includes the I/O plate;


Here's some info about your system:



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