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Blown capacitor in a Veriton 3600G...psu runs but system will no

I replaced a blown capacitor in a Veriton 3600G. Now the power supply fan runs immediately when plugged in but the PC does not boot.

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  • dannobyte Oct 06, 2009

    Geekman, thanks for your rapid reply. Sadly the capacitor was on the motherboard. It would seem that when it blew it may have damaged something not repairable.

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It is not unusal for capacitor/s to blow their tops and could emit flames and smoke as the power supply ages. When they blow they could damage other components. Don't bother trying to replace them, get a new power supply.

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