Author Topic: high quality long lasting capacitors?  (Read 3516 times)


high quality long lasting capacitors?
« on: June 05, 2010, 08:57:58 PM »
Ok this isn't really music related but I'm giving it a shot.. I have a bunch of DELL desktop computers with blown capacitors (280uf, 2200uf, 1800uf, all 6.3v), so I want to replace these with something that will hopefully last longer.  I believe the computers are to be on 24/7.  Can anyone help which brand capacitors I should get off of the Mouser?


Re: high quality long lasting capacitors?
« Reply #1 on: June 10, 2010, 10:22:35 AM »
Use "aluminum-polymer" caps. Rated for much longer life in motherboards.

Be prepared to us a lot of heat to get the original caps out of the motherboard holes; there are internal copper ground and power planes that siphon off heat.

I just did this a few months ago on a motherboard. Works, but takes some soldering skill.

Quick IQ Test: If anyone in a governmental position suspected that YOU had top-secret information on YOUR computer, how many minutes would you remain outside a jail cell?