Originally Posted by Pentium-David
So, if you look down at the pic I posted, you can clearly see why this computer was not displaying a screen. But what I am wondering is whether this happened just from using it so much or whether the power supply isn't giving clean power. The power supply is a Power Man 350W and the motherboard is http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813138269
manufactured in February, 2007. Thanks guys
Are those KZG caps (Nippon ChemiCon NCC KZG 6.3V 3300uf Ultra Low ESR) on that Biostar 6100-M9 motherboard?
KZG electrolytics are famous for drying out and/or popping after about 3 years or so.
But even if they aren't KZG, it still looks like ordinary electrolytic cap failure that is very common for motherboards of that vintage. Make a note of all the info on those caps and then search badcaps net forum, and I'll bet you'll find that they're low-end caps for which failure after 3+ years is exceedingly common.