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Old 05-09-2011, 03:25 PM   #2
Join Date: Jun 2010
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Default Re: Dell Optiplex GX-520 - Repaired

I've noticed that it pays to watch the polarity as you remove the caps on Dells.

One other thing I've seen on the SFF Optiplex's is the front USB ports get damaged. the user tries to use them anyway and mashes the 4 pins in there against the metal of the housing and keeps the computer from working. One it even ate the motherboard. The other one I was able to pull the pins and verify no damage to the other hardware. That one I pulled the USB port off of a salvaged front part of a E5200 that was toast and replaced the bad Optiplex USB port and it worked.
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