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Testing the motherboard

How did you go about testing the caps? In my case I've got power into the case but no voltage at the frontpanel switch. Haven't poked around further. I needed to get my wife going quickly so I bought a barebones kit and popped the disk from the Acer into it.

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Hi there,

The failed caps have obviously vented at some point as it was swollen and an obious doming was present on the top of the cap.

I have inspected the other failed machine which Acer refused to repair alongside some other kit ive had fail recently and they all have the same rated cap failed.

Ive since found this article which could be the root of the problem with the acers.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capacitor_plague

As I said earlier what I found with mine upon applying power I heard a faint click from the piezo buzzer and the LAN LED flashes once.

Hope this is of help, if you need any more dont hesitate to ask.

Regards

Nick Sharp


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