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Bulgging capacitors on my GT5058 mother board how do I find another mother board?

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Had the same problem
Bulging capacitor near the power connector.
Found the capacitor on a junk MB desoldered it and replaced on the MB.
Running fine a year later.
Give it a shot It is not that hard. Get yourself a desoldering pump and a good fine pointed iron.
It can be done...

Posted on Jan 05, 2011


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