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Old 02-04-2011, 02:13 PM   #44
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Default Re: TAICON Capacitors?

Had a bunch of ASRock K7VT4A+ Socket A boards (Via KT400 chipset).
all the 6.3V 1000F caps were those ugly green Taicon HD's..

one of those boards was my own one from around 2004 or 2005.. got replaced by a P4 2.6GHz box because it became kinda unstable. i put it back in the box and forgot about it.

got a couple of those in for recapping and remembered that i had that very same board and went searching for it.
found it buried in the basement, opened the box and found every single one of those Taicons had popped..

i know that none of them was visibly bad back then (otherwise i would have had a clue why it was becoming unstable), so in conclusion, they must have all popped just from sitting around unused for years..
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