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Old 10-03-2007, 12:21 AM   #1
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Exclamation HP Pavilion 503n Desktop

A friend got this computer handed down to them, I was cleaning it and noticed the caps along-side the CPU are growing potatoes.

Anyone know if HP would fix this?

The computer seems to work fine, I pointed this out to the owner and she had no clue what I was talking about, so she would have never spotted that.

HP Pavilion 503n Desktop
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Old 10-03-2007, 07:40 AM   #2
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Default Re: HP Pavilion 503n Desktop

well sound like the caps are history

The computer seems to work fine,
yeah thats the thing they do tend to chug along but it will probably freeze or reboot at some point, its infrequent at first then as the caps dry out further becomes more and more frequent.
(symptoms may be somewhat MB Dependant)

So yeah recap sounds in order....and you can bet it will freeze just after you finish a 500 word email reply but haven't sent it

Not sure if HP has a program for that with the caps issue
(sure they may repair it for a price)

depending on the vintage of that model, I guess you have to weigh up if its worth the time and money of a recap...if you can do it yourself even better

quick look at the specs here

no Tower of power but Id probably recap it

Hopefully someone can tell you if there is a program in place for this with HP

(I hate to see anything scrapped cause of a few dud caps.)


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