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I want to remove the mounting plate attached to the motherboard

I need to replace bulging capacitor.pls send me step by step guide. thanks

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I have to say i strongly reccommend u take it to an expert.. it could be so dangerous for u to take on this job.. even i wldnt try it and i no wot im doing lol. A capacitor a passive electrical component that can store energy in the electric field between a pair of conductors (called plates). ur pc cud b turned off for a year but these conductors store th energy even after being off for a year if u were to place ur finger btween these conductors u wud get such a boot off it ud wonder whr all ur extremities went to and ud have a diff hairdo lol.. unless ur confident (and preferably qualified lol) i wld strongly urge u not to.. sooo not worth it..and unless qualified any do-it-yourself u take on is ur own responsibility. and unless u understand th next line..jus dont bother lol

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