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On my way to Radio Shack

Yes they are all the same manf. 1000uF 6.3 volts. I also looked at another ATX motherboard that was on it's way to recycling and it has a bulged 1000uF capacitor (different manf.). I think I'll buy a gross of these things.

I'll let you know the results.


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Excellent, would be good to hear if you get yours working



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Does Asus p4_800vm use -5 volts?

yes there is -5 volts, the negative 5 will come from ps9 power supply plug and it is pin number 3. it is a white wire.
ps8 and ps9 power supply connector look the same they both have 6 connection pins each,
the difference is ps8 3 pin is yellow and it is +12 volts
the ps9 3 pin is white and it is - 5 volts

so what ever device that requires that voltage should of came with plug adapter for that unit, you it in another unit and brought it over and installed it in a new machine.

good luck rod

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T5274 power supply spec

That's easy Lou


Primer first before I give a recommendation. I ABHOR just posting,
"Oh, use this one".
I like to teach, so that you can use deductive reasoning based on intelligent thought.

Because for one eMachines are a budget computer. As such they use low quality budget Power Supply's.

Probably a generic Bestec, Hi-Pro, or Delta, power supply.
250 to 300 Watt.

12 Volt power rail is probably 12 to 14 Amps.
Nothing to write home to Mom about. Just an internet, or office program computer, with compatible power supply.

The size, and shape of the power supply's case is an ATX.
Approximately 6 Inches Wide, by 5-1/2 inches Long (5.5), by 3-1/2 Inches Tall. (3.5 / Height)

ATX also refers to that is has a Soft Power On feature, plus refers to the power cables it uses.

The eMachines T5272 Desktop PC, came with an ECS 945GCT-M3 motherboard, according to my records,

To the right of the blurred motherboard photo, click on - More pictures.

1) Requires a 24-pin ATX main power cable.
Long blue connector on the right side of the motherboard, is for the IDE harddrive.
Above it the black long connector is for a Floppy Drive. To the left of the Floppy Drive connector, is the motherboard's 24-pin ATX main power cable connector.

Average example of a 24-pin ATX main power cable, and it's respective connector on the motherboard,

[Note* Color does NOT matter for any power cable connector, or it's matching connector on the motherboard ]

2) Requires a 4-pin ATX +12 Volt power cable.
To the left side of the Processor socket are 6 polymer solid capacitors. To the left of them are three choke coils. Right below the last choke coil, is the motherboard 4-pin ATX +12 volt power cable connector.
An average example of a 4-pin +12 Volt power cable, and it's respective connector on the motherboard,

This is power for the Processor.

3) Since there are four black SATA headers on the motherboard, I imagine you will be using a SATA harddrive. (Can also use a SATA optical drive too. {CD/DVD drive)

You will need a SATA power cable for each SATA device.
Average example of a SATA power cable,

[ Note*
IF, your SATA harddrive has a provision for a SATA power cable, AND a 4-pin Peripheral power cable, ONLY use the SATA power cable!!

Otherwise you will burn out the SATA harddrive! May not happen immediately, but I ASSURE you it will happen down the road.

Average example of a 4-pin Peripheral power cable,
(Erroneously referred to as a 'Molex' power cable. Name stuck, just like calling an adjustable open-end wrench, a Crescent wrench ),

[Also, it is a Standard 4-pin Peripheral power cable. The one used for a Floppy Drive, is a Small Peripheral power cable. Now used for power to a Card Reader ]

D) Standard 4-pin Peripheral power cable/s. May need for computer case fan/s, besides the one on the motherboard, or power to an IDE optical drive, or IDE harddrive.

Primer over.

Recommendation, and why;

[NOT advertising for said website. You may find a better price from another reliable dealer. Do a search ]

1) 140Millimeter Fan.
A larger fan runs slower than a smaller fan, (80mm), and puts out more air. This makes it quieter, and has more efficient cooling.

UNLESS, of course you are gaming! Will put out more noise. But, let's be real here. If you're gaming, with the sound up, are you going to hear the fan? Lol!

2) It's SLI ready. Which means it's also CrossFire ready. Can run two graphics cards.

You can use the 6-pin PCI Express power cable for one graphics card, and use the 6-pin PCI Express power cable, from the 6-pin/8-pin PCI Express power cable, for the other graphics card.

3) There are TWO 12 Volt power rails. Yes, still actually comes from one main 12 volt power rail, but divided amperage between the two.

25 Amp's for EACH 12 volt power rail.
Yes, you can total that up to 50 Amps for 12 Volt power.

4) Has all the power cables you'll need now, and possibly for the future.

5) Is reliable. Has an 80 percent efficiency rating, but at a 480 Watt power load it is 83.5 to 86.6 percent efficient.
81.9 percent efficient at 600 Watts,

[Suggest read the entire article. This website is VERY proficient at testing power supply's. Does NOT care what the manufacturer thinks. They tell the Truth. They also are the only website to my knowledge, that has an EXPENSIVE power supply tester. Tests the LOAD, for one thing. They also 'dissect' the power supply, and look at all components inside ]

6) The price.
Do not have to 'Break the bank', to get more bang for your buck.

For additional questions please post in a Comment.


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How do i know were to put and how manny power cables i need too insert on msi 990fax-gd65

Let's take a look at the MSI 990FXA-GD65 motherboard, and I will tell you, AND show you;

To the right under the bold heading - AMD 990FX chipset based,
there are views of the motherboard.
I would like you to click on the second from the Left view.
(Shows a Top view of the motherboard) It is turned to the Right.

Turn the view 90 degrees to the Left, and this is how it will be sitting in your computer case.
If you move your mouse cursor around on the view, you will see a magnified view of what the mouse cursor is on.

I will do better than this in a moment, and you will download the Motherboard Manual.

A) Requires a 24-pin ATX main power cable. The connector on the motherboard has a Locking Tab.
The power cable's connector has a Lock with a hooked end.

To ENSURE the power cable is plugged in tightly to the motherboard, the hooked end of the Lock, MUST be over the tab on the motherboard connector,

Basic example of a 24-pin ATX power cable, and it's respective connector on the motherboard,

In the photo on MSI Support, the 24-pin ATX main power cable connector on the motherboard, is on the bottom of the motherboard under the Blue, and Black ram memory slots. It is Black in color.

B) Requires an 8-pin EPS +12 Volt power cable. This power cable provides the 12 Volt power needed for the motherboard.
(DO NOT confuse it with an 8-pin PCI-Express power cable. More on this later)

On the motherboard JPWR2 should be printed next to it.
In the MSI Support view, it is at the top RIGHT corner of Military Class.
Black in color, 8 socket holes.

Basic example of an 8-pin EPS +12 Volt power cable, and it's respective connector,

The 8-pin EPS +12 Volt power cable was brought out, to replace the 4-pin ATX power cable.
The Yellow wires you see are 12 Volt wires.

The 4-pin ATX power cable has TWO Yellow 12 Volt wires. (And two Black ground wires)
The 8-pin EPS +12 Volt power cable has FOUR Yellow 12 Volt wires.
(And four Black ground wires)

As more power was required from the motherboard, the 8-pin EPS +12 Volt power cable was brought out, to replace the 4-pin ATX power cable.

C) IF, you are using a graphics card, the motherboard requires a 6-pin PCI-Express power cable ALSO.

This power cable provides more power, to the motherboard's PCI-Express x16 graphics expansion slots, (2)

[ To regress for a moment, you have TWO PCI-Express x16 graphics expansion slots, and TWO PCI-Express x1 expansion slots.

The PCI-Express x16 expansion slots are used for a graphics card.
The PCI-Express x1 expansion slots are NOT. They do not require additional power, either ]

1) IF, your graphics card requires an additional power cable plugged into it, USE IT.
Even with a 6-pin PCI-Express power cable plugged into the motherboard.

2) IF, you do not have the additional power cable, from your Power Supply for your graphics card, AND are using a power adapter cable TO the graphics card, make SURE you use the required amount of 4-pin Peripheral power cables, to that power adapter cable.

Look at a 4-pin Peripheral power cable,

You will see it has ONE Yellow 12 Volt power wire. (Red is 5 Volts, Black wires are Ground wires)

Using a 4-pin Peripheral power cable TO 6-pin PCI Express power adapter cable, the 6-pin PCI Express power cable requires TWO Yellow 12 Volt wires,

Short solution?

A) You have to have an 8-pin EPS +12 Volt power cable.
B) Use a 6-pin PCI Express power cable also, if you are using a graphics card.
C) Use the power cable/s needed for the graphics card, IF it requires one.

On the first link above to the MSI Support website, hover your mouse cursor on the Downloads tab.
In the drop down list that appears, left-click on - Manual.

Drop down to the bottom file, and left-click on the blue -
This is a Zip file. After you click on the file name (, a small window will come up on the right.

Click on Save File. In the small window to the left that comes up, write down the wording at the top. This is where the zip file will download to.
Desktop, or My Documents, or Downloads.

[ If you are using a computer with Windows 7 on it, it is
Desktop, or Documents, or Downloads ]

Go to where the file is, DOUBLE-click on it. On the far left side click on
Extract all files. Then click on Next, Next, and Finish.
In the last window DOUBLE-click on the file name. (Next to the Adobe PDF icon)

For additional questions please post in a Comment.

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This happened to me as well, and after looking around, it looks like its a common problem with these monitors. I was able to fix it by replacing a capacitor on the power board. It was the 1000uF 25v one that went bad for me. $1.79 @ Radio Shack. Granted there are 6 or 7 capacitors in there, so your milage may vary a bit.

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This is a common problem with this model.. go to you tube and search for polaroid 37 lcd repair, there is a video showing which Capacitors to replace. there are two, i bought 2 1000uF 35 watt/volt capacitors. you have to take the back panel of the TV off, remove the power supply board, and de-solder the two CAPS. install the two new CAPS, re-solder them, put the TV back together and enjoy. Radio Shack part #'s i used 272-1032.

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My husbend is at redio shack right now

2- 10 volt 1000uf and 2- 16volt 1000uf (uf = microfarad)

tell him to get 2 at 16 volt and two at 25 volt , 16v on the old 10 volt and 25 volt on the old 16 volt

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You can fix this TV very easily and inexpensively if you know how to use a soldering iron and aren't afraid of some intricate work....

It is your power supply Capactors that are blown...Remove the back of the tv and look at the power supply and look for the round capacitors that have blown (see the non-flat tops usually w/discoloration).....Usually it is 3 of the 1000uf 16v capacitors that need to be upgraded....(Shown in the first picture below)

Just pull use a soldering iron and remove the leaking/blown ones and replace with higher voltage ones....I used Panasonic ECA-1EHG102 25V 1000uf ones from Digi-Key (Digi-Key p/n P5544-ND)....

If it is the two larger ones that are leaking/blown (1000uf 35V as seen below one bulging and one blown/leaking) replace those with higher quality Panasonic ECA-1VHG102 ones as well (Digi-Key p/n P5555-ND)...Digi-Key is at and they ship fast and offer great prices...

I just did this to my TV and it is now working again....

Did teach me a very valuable lesson about AKAI Product --- NEVER AGAIN.......

Hope that helps, Mike

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The reason for the first failure is use of very poor quality or LOW voltage caps.The 35 volt Radio Shack caps will work fine and will give no future trouble.Too low a voltage rating or poor manufacturing leads to leakage and drying out of electrolytic caps.35 volt versus 10 volt is a higher rating and,within reason,will not cause a problem.For technical reasons don't go extremely high(such as 150 volts).This might cause a problem down the line.

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