Originally Posted by larymoencurly
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