well I got a old hp compaq d530 sff (dad got for me at garage sale lot) and it wont post, about 70%+ of the caps look like they were leaking and 2 so bad they have rust spewing out and I was wondering if I could replace the caps to make it work? or is it just done?
the mobo wouldnt post screen no beep codes fans, lights, hdd spinning up
Plans: repair mobo cpu in with its cooler it came with(not the compaq's stock cooler) new heatsink mounting bracket(1-4 latch was broken) agp extension cable pci extension cable put in my geforce 8800 gs wifi card it came with dvd none hdd none more airflow lower heat^ flash drive with linux os remove the riser board think thats it
there was a intel cpu box that had a heatsink in it that I got with the lot I think the ppl b4 me replaced it thinking it went bad or somting
I even got a asus p5a socket 7 with a amd k6-2 in it and it look nice n clean no bad caps or anything but I got no ram for it and some other pci cards videocard wires 2 keyboard old lcd monitor that I plan to use with this computer
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id say its toast. salvage what you can
Circuit board repair is a job for pros. If you have some spare parts around and want to prove this to yourself then have at it.