|I have (4) hp pavilion m8300f and I have swollen capacitors on all 4 motherboard.|
I finally found some information pointing me to look at the capacitors - round ones on the motherboard with an X on top. The tops will be expanded and pushed up on certain of these capacitors.
I did not notice them until the problem was pointed out to me.
The first one acted up by freezing, random reboots and blue screens.
I read forums and tried MANY different fixed, none of which worked.
The last one, I just put into service and on the first boot gave me NO VIDEO. It gave me a repeating beep code- one short beep + long beep.
It sure looks like enough evidence exists to show that this motherboard should have been replaced for free.
I have one motherboard ordered and will replace one of the units so see if it will get it operational again.