Pobably not the best place to ask this question, but maybe someone can point me to the right place.
I Turned on a computer that had been working. A short "pop", a fairly intense burning odor, and later I found a capacitor (I presume) on the bottom of my computer case:
Here is a pic of the Asus P5-K. The green arrow points to where the capacitor used to sit. http://jazzdrummer.com/capacitor2.jpg
First of all I'd like to know if it is indeed a capacitor and if not, what it is. Whatever it is, can I get another, solder it in and have any hope of fixing this board? I'm really clueless, if you can't tell. Any help would be greatly appreciated. This could be an opportunity for me to learn something. I don't have much to lose here. I wasn't really using the computer much but if it's fixable for very cheap, I'd like to try.
It is the capacitor and the model should be on the side, you can search the model # online to get one. When you solder it carefully with soldering iron with a fine tip. On YouTube, you will find lots of info about people who hand solder surface mount parts.