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Old 08-30-2008, 07:23 AM   #21
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When semiconductor thermal protection material gets hot , it looks for something to eat. Like good ribs , the wire was a microwave meal.
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Old 08-30-2008, 07:33 AM   #22
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So much for the stickers for UL Certification on the box. They didn't work. lol
It's really surprising that we have all been fitted with $20 PSU's in the past , while the system was over a grand in total. Not that I am power hungry , but that is obsurd. I'd say the caps on that board were good , what brand were they???
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Old 05-31-2009, 10:43 PM   #23
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I have a ps from a friend. its a bestec. inside, i found a cap that had burned itself and everything around it. i see burnt, ried electolyte dripping out of the fried remains. ash all over inside of box.

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Old 06-01-2009, 01:26 AM   #24
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Is this Bestec the model number ATX-250 12E?
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Old 06-01-2009, 11:15 PM   #25
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it was a 250 watt

thats probably it, it came out of an emachines t5026

explains all of the old owner's bsods (he thought he was infected )

all bad caps jamicons (so was the fan, go figure)

what makes it a shame was that it had thick wire, thick sheet metal box, nice, extruded heatsinks, good board material, and the big caps were nippon chemi-cons. a few apples ruined the barrel on this one... a bit too charred for me to recap it...

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Old 04-08-2010, 06:56 PM   #26
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Worst cap meltdown I ever saw was from an old cheap mobo when I used to work at PC Club. Had a computer come in that wouldn't post, pulled the panel, and on the side of the board (the side that sits at the bottom, a cap blew, and caught fire. Burnt up the motherboard, taking out the ram, and several of the IDE cables along the way. Was pretty impressive. Witch I took pictures.
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Old 08-05-2010, 12:38 PM   #27
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I hear you. I would not recommend Bestec ever.
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Old 12-05-2010, 01:05 PM   #28
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I got that beat... I had a cap pop on a Soyo board, they claimed I samaged the board because there were componates missing (they f'ing BURNED OFF!!)



Did they happen to be Sacon caps? My old Soyo motherboard only uses Sacon caps and it never functioned properly out of the box (apg x8 mode). I personally will never buy anything made by them again.
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Old 12-05-2010, 11:20 PM   #29
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recap it... my friend has an old soyo (all wendell and sacon) that i am recapping for him right now. my dad had jetway issues and it was all evercon (sacon before the second name change)... before i fully fixed it, it ran fine after a partial recap, however, i was a tard and killed it during the full recap. i wish i had that board undamaged... nice form factor (7 slots, 2 rows of holes deep), VIA chipset for pIII, possibly tualie comaptible, max 1.5gb ram, and lots built in goodies.
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Old 12-06-2010, 12:14 AM   #30
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I have received a Macintosh with a psu that had black stuff covering the transformer, capacitors, everything you name it! There was also black stuff on the outside. The voltage rail was toast and perhaps beyond repair. The psu did not stay around for long.
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Old 12-29-2010, 02:51 PM   #31
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I had an Abit AG8-V go out on me. One of the caps blew suddenly and took out the NB. Fortunately, nothing else was taken out. There was some system instability associated with it, but I thought it was just driver issues.
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Old 02-26-2011, 11:57 PM   #32
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That Happend To My Video Card........Sadly
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Old 02-26-2011, 11:59 PM   #33
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At least This Did Not Happen To My Arcade Games....
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Old 07-17-2011, 03:22 PM   #34
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it was a 250 watt

thats probably it, it came out of an emachines t5026

explains all of the old owner's bsods (he thought he was infected )

all bad caps jamicons (so was the fan, go figure)

what makes it a shame was that it had thick wire, thick sheet metal box, nice, extruded heatsinks, good board material, and the big caps were nippon chemi-cons. a few apples ruined the barrel on this one... a bit too charred for me to recap it...
I got two emachines that were beyond repair cause the "Bestec" brand power supply had a capacitor blow up in the 5v stand-by circuit, making too much voltage go to the motherboard, and SHORT both motherboards out...

they were bestec ATX-250 12E power supplies, and had good chemi-cons on the board EXCEPT for the 5volt-sub. the capacitor, a jamicon, was in a hot spot on the power supply too, next to big heatsink how could you design a power supply like that? unless you want it to fail in the future..

One of them I was able to fix by replacing the problematic jamicon, but the other had some other fault and was just dead...wouldn't turn on. I assume that a power mosfet failure might have happened but who knows...not worth fixing.

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Old 07-17-2011, 05:42 PM   #35
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Slap a 5v1 zener across the 5vsb rail to make sure it never ever shorts a motherboard again.
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Old 07-18-2011, 04:50 AM   #36
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Slap a 5v1 zener across the 5vsb rail to make sure it never ever shorts a motherboard again.
A 5.1V zener won't be able to stop the might of a DC power supply when it's angry! It will melt! I've tried it.

Use a 5.6V zener, a resistor, and SCR, to form a crowbar circuit, which will short the power supply on overvoltage.

OR, use a better power supply.
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Old 07-18-2011, 10:46 AM   #37
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Zener diodes usually short when they fail. This either shuts the power supply down or blows it up.

Also, a properly working power supply might supply slightly more than 5.1V. The highest voltage the power supply is allowed to produce is 5.25V.
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Old 07-18-2011, 11:25 AM   #38
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A 5.1V zener won't be able to stop the might of a DC power supply when it's angry! It will melt! I've tried it.
Not if it's a 1W zener against a standby supply. It will short and take out the switching transistor.
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Old 08-04-2011, 04:45 PM   #39
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recap it... my friend has an old soyo (all wendell and sacon) that i am recapping for him right now. my dad had jetway issues and it was all evercon (sacon before the second name change)... before i fully fixed it, it ran fine after a partial recap, however, i was a tard and killed it during the full recap. i wish i had that board undamaged... nice form factor (7 slots, 2 rows of holes deep), VIA chipset for pIII, possibly tualie comaptible, max 1.5gb ram, and lots built in goodies.
Pre-2002 Soyo boards are more likely to have Wendell and "Rifeking" caps.

Wendell is probably at least better than GSC and Sacon. Probably not better than Ost.
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wow, is it even possible to start a fire due to a bad cap? that's serious...
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