Re: [OT] Machine won't boot

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On Wed, Aug 20, 2008 at 21:59:19 +0000,
  Marko Vojinovic <[email protected]> wrote:
> On Wednesday 20 August 2008 15:14, Ed Greshko wrote:
> > What motherboard are you talking about...and what time frame are you
> > certain was the time when it was manufactured with faulty capacitors?
> 
> What I know is not precisely for one specific type of motherboard. It's just 
> that during the Pentium II / III era it was like general practice to put 
> cheap capacitors on motherboards. Note --- *cheap*, not faulty. This means 
> that the lifetime of some capacitors was as a rule far shorter than that of 
> the motherboard, and the outcome was that motherboards often needed 
> replacement after a year or so.

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

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