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Replacing MB capacitors

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Last response: in Motherboards
January 1, 2011 3:37:19 PM

Right, I'm thinking of soldering new capacitors to my MB as there are 3 that are currently bulged. However, should I take the processor out while doing so? Assuming I discharge myself of static is there a point in that?

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a c 717 V Motherboard
January 1, 2011 4:08:25 PM

YES!!! Take EVERYTHING out. Make 100% certain they are the SAME Capacitors, MOSFET, Chokes, etc or whatever you're replacing.
January 1, 2011 10:35:54 PM

Also make sure you use good old reliable lead based (lead/tin or lead/silver/tin) solder that actually works and not the EPA approved solder that doesn't work at all unless you have a $60,000 neodymium glass laser soldering station.
Lead because it works.