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Motherboard The computer would occassional shut down. The screen goes to sleep mode. Noticed also the harddrive would still be on. Left the computer as is for some time. (about six months) Then had a real close look at the motherboard and found 1,500 mF caps (about seven of them) around the CPU bulged and dried up electrolyte on the top of the caps. This could have contributed to the supply being loaded and shut off to certain part of the board, quite possibly the processor. I am looking for a new board. The HP support site gives the description of the board as P4G-LA (Corolla) for the US/CAN market. But the actual board in the computer is TriGem 129504 (Imperial). I can not locate the supplier nor the factory. Can somebody please help. Thanks narashprasad@sbcglobal.net narashprasad@sbcglobal.net

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  • Anonymous Mar 14, 2008

    Same problem, swollen and leaking capacitors. Motherboard needs to be replaced. Have not been able to find recommended replacement.

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    Same problem, where to find new motherboard?

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Hi, this is an indication of a power surge possibly from a near by lighting strike. Always use a surge protection board. The best solution for another motherboard is to Replace it with a generic brand, if you have any doubt about the size format of the board then buy a mini ATX board and you will find this will fit any case, you do not need to buy the exact same motherboard as the orriginal one. Just make sure your Ram and CPU are the same type as needed on the new board. ie:- socket 775 CPU and DDR RAM or whatever your current board uses.
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