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Originally Posted by philhalo66 View Post

It's definitely not a blown capacitor i ripped the top of it off and none of them are leaking or bulged even a tiny bit they look fine. and it must be the 3.3V it's not pushing out because i did a jumpstart test with a fan wired to run off 5V from the molex plug.
According to the experts at BadCaps.net, capacitors can look perfectly fine on the outside but be bad inside. One thing that can cause that is a rubber plug on the bottom that doesn't seal well and lets gases vent past it, without causing the top to bulge. They mentioned OST brand and maybe also Chemicon model KZG as some that do that. OTOH your test with the fan connected to the +5V is a good sign that the +3.3V is bad.
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Originally Posted by larymoencurly View Post

According to the experts at BadCaps.net, capacitors can look perfectly fine on the outside but be bad inside. One thing that can cause that is a rubber plug on the bottom that doesn't seal well and lets gases vent past it, without causing the top to bulge. They mentioned OST brand and maybe also Chemicon model KZG as some that do that. OTOH your test with the fan connected to the +5V is a good sign that the +3.3V is bad.

all the capacitors in my PSU are teapo and i was wrong it is inf act the +5V that died it wont spin a fan i had it wired wrong because i didnt check the wiring on my fan. is that a good thing or a bad thing i mean beside the fact it died lol.


I had it running on an old dual core system i didn't care about and it powered the CPU (using 4pin) and the hard drives just fine all night long so not really sure what to make of it at this point it wont let the PC post but runs 3 hard drives 5 120M fans a processor and a DVD drive.
Edited by philhalo66 - 9/4/13 at 9:03am
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The fix is easy for anybody who knows how to solder, but usually everything on the heatsink has to be unsoldered because the PSU is too crowded to allow access otherwise.
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