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Is this a bad capacitor?

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This capacitor looks "bulged" out a bit. All the other ones look normal but this one looks like a dome now. Can't really tell from the top but from the side it looks different. My only question is even if its not leaking, can it still be bad?

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Yes that's failed.


edit.. cant really make out in pic.
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That is definitely a failing capacitor.
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a bulging compacitor is indeed failing and will need to be replaced/new systemboard just some tips if you are going to get a new board please make sure that the compacitors are solid state they are higher quailty and can last as much as 10 to 15 years on average
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Originally Posted by KrisBKreeme;14571519 
My only question is even if its not leaking, can it still be bad?

Caps leak because they bulge from pressure to the point where they let go.

Even without the leak, they can still be bad. That one is not in good shape.
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Thanks for the help guys smile.gif I let the customer know and he will be replacing the mobo.
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