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Old 11-22-2010, 12:19 PM   #1
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I guess my question is, are 2003-2005 the only years Dell sold computers with bad capacitors. My gut says no...

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Old 11-22-2010, 01:08 PM   #2
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I guess my question is, are 2003-2005 the only years Dell sold computers with bad capacitors. My gut says no...

http://www.dailytech.com/article.aspx?newsid=20214
They may be the only years they were sold with bad formula... but even the new PCs are effected by poor ventilation cooking good caps to death. The problem is, you usually don't see it manifest itself until 2 years after the PC was purchased, whereas the caps with the bad formula were crapping out in the first year.
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Old 11-22-2010, 05:55 PM   #3
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And what's the standard warranty on a new pc these days, about 1 year? Figures...
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Old 11-22-2010, 06:03 PM   #4
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yeah its one year.

standard full-size tower pcs are, in general, quite reliable. hp and dell and other oems do like the occasional crap cap or under-powered psu, along with not putting a fan in the back, but once those easy fixes are performed a standard tower pc will last a long time (if cleaned regularly, etc)...the only truly unreliable parts include hard drives and the over-stressed mediocre psus oems like to use.
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Old 11-23-2010, 01:14 AM   #5
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I still see new PCs (*cough* Compaq *cough*) using bad formula junk TK caps and even with good ventilationa and a case fan, they fail fairly early (2-3 yrs).
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dont tell that to my pc, c_hegge...
it uses pannies and kzg
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Old 11-23-2010, 08:20 AM   #7
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the industry wants us to treat them like dixie cups.
the shop by price alone attitude does not help either.
let em keep making boxes that die before folks are ready to replace them.good income!
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lol yeah if everyone started using Rubycons and designing stuff better nobody could ever have fun (or making a living off) of fixing stuff!
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