[OT] Dodgy electrolytic in 3COM hub

From: Gene Buckle <geneb_at_deltasoft.com>
Date: Tue Mar 16 09:07:30 2004

> I've got a Gigabyte motherboard from the same period with the issue ...
> three caps on the board are bulging or split on top. I bought three of
> the same model boards at the same time and only one of them have had
> that happen.
The cap failure is due to a formulation error. The formua was stolen
from a competeing cap mfr, and they got it just a little bit wrong. There
was a big write up about this when it was first discovered.

Received on Tue Mar 16 2004 - 09:07:30 GMT

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