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Is my motherboard dead by bloated capacitor (with pictures)

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April 22, 2012 10:58:44 PM
a c 125 V Motherboard
April 22, 2012 11:18:37 PM

Looks like some sort of adhesive to me rather than a blown capacitor
a b V Motherboard
April 23, 2012 12:40:51 AM

That is glue to stop components vibrating and protect them from being broken off easily
There is no problem there at all.
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a b V Motherboard
April 23, 2012 1:38:52 AM

Are you experiencing issues, hence the forum post?

Or are you NOT experiencing anything?
April 23, 2012 3:05:03 AM

My old computer has a problem hence I am asking to resolve that.

right if it's glue I don't know why my old computer just one day just stopped working, now I am trying figure out.
a b V Motherboard
April 23, 2012 3:29:04 AM

Nope, the key signs is to check the top of the capacitor for swelling. there is no signs of it so that rules that out.

It is glue.

There are many layers to the PCB of a motherboard. if the board has failed there may be NO physical signs of it at all.
a b V Motherboard
April 23, 2012 3:49:56 AM

Indeed, modern boards have up to 15 layers!

old computer stopped booting = psu? any lights on the mobo?
April 23, 2012 9:21:16 PM

on the mobo light is working, also the 'turn on button' is flashing...
a b V Motherboard
April 23, 2012 10:48:00 PM

Tried replacing/borrowing a mates PSU?
April 25, 2012 8:15:53 PM

Yes I did.
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