@hollywood406 - Another recapper? Nice, it always feels good to fix a $150+ piece of equipement for $8-$10 Replacing with the same farad value is what I used to do also, but I'm trying to learn more and it looks like the better method is to go by 'ripple' and 'ESR' or 'impudence' rating, which are not on the label.
Yeah, I've read quite a few articles about Dell and their capacitor problems. They certainly aren't the only company that put out hardware with bad caps, but they put out a whole lot of them.
I love this quote from the wikipedia page 'Capacitor plague' http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capacitor_plague
"Circa 2005, Dell spent some US $150 million replacing motherboards entirely and another $150 million on the logistics of determining whether a system is in need of replacement."
Yep, I'm a firm believer in trying to fix rather than replace. I used to repair all manner of electronics, power supplies, memory cards, display drivers, I/O bds (RS232 and 422....remember that?) Those were the good old days. Everything is throw-a-way now.
I repaired my Wife's store managers (personal) Dell GX260 that way. I told him I had a lot of practice at it! He only spent $100 on the whole thing and didn't want to upgrade if it wasn't necessary. 30min of soldering in (4) new caps and he was a happy camper and I got a case of beer for my effort!