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if a cpacitor is dead on my mobo can it be replaced or do i need a new mobo?

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hi guys,

after oc looks like i burned a ram bar and a ram slot....
so if a cpacitor is dead on my mobo can it be replaced or do i need a new mobo?
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I once replaced a capacitor on an Xbox 360 console and it worked, so I guess it will. Make sure it's the same type.etc
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It should be possible, but it should be the exact same specs. Never had to replace capacitors on a motherboard, but I have replaced them before on other electronics. It is highly likely that its not only a capacitor that died since you said you burnt a ram stick and a slot. You might be lucky, but look at the board carefully and see if a capacitor is the only thing that's dead.
    
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I do them all the time just make sure you have the correct replacement even though it is ok to go a little higher in the volts.But absolutely be carefull when unsoldering it and resoldering.smile.gif
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If you didn't fry any track on the PCB then yes its possible.
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thanks wink.gif
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Another yes vote - I've re-capped a few boards and brought them to life again. I would be more concerned with the burnt socket though - it sounds like you had a RAM stick short, and it's possible it took out more than just the cap. I would check the MOSFETs next to it too, incase they've been killed.

just my 2p's worth. smile.gif
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its very weird cause the slot knows the ram bar is there but i cant use the memory ....

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its very weird cause the slot knows the ram bar is there but i cant use the memory ....

Yeah, but if the socket is burned, you may be shy of a couple of connections. It may be reading the SPD chip fine, but failing to connect to one or more of the chips on the ram stick. You may have to try and clean up the socket in question. Remember carbon conducts! (If it's burned). Also melted plastic may prevent a connection.

You know what I would do? Turn it all off. Remove all the RAM. Get some fine grade sandpaper, fold it over (grit side out), and run it up and down the slot 2-3 times to clean the contacts. Then take a soft paintbrush and dust away any crap from around the sockets, with the board face down, so gravity aids removal. Then I'd try it again. Failing that, new board frown.gif (Oh, and make sure it's a known good stick in the slot so you eliminate that from the equation.)

just my 2p's worth smile.gif
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thank you very much wink.gif
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