"A capacitor or condenser is a passive electrical component consisting of an insulating, or dielectric, layer between two conductors.
When a voltage potential difference occurs between the conductors, an electric field occurs in the insulator. This field can be
used to store energy, to resonate with a signal, or to link electrical and mechanical forces. Capacitors are manufactured as
electronic components for use in electrical circuits, but any two conductors linked by an electric field also display this property.
The effect is greatest between wide, flat, parallel, narrowly separated conductors."
It's a Japanese made solid capacitor, best on the market. And not too worry if it was only knocked off solder, they do
liquid bath/river solder now which is less stable than hand soldered.
If you're overly concerned with a poor re-solder job; re-heat by crossing both pins with the iron from the back side,
while pulling it from the front. Let it cool for 15-20 mins, while you clean any heavey slag from the capacitor ends.
Then reseat the cap so it's no more then a credit cards thickness from the mobo surface(insert a CC between the two)
and while applying firm pressure on the cap with your left hand(provided your right handed) touch the solder shaft point
across both pins on the back side till hot and feed the solder to the the pins till it runs to the board and fills the gap
surrounding the pin holes and your done.
You most likely touched solder to the solder shaft and then applied the iron to the pins the last time,
which left a lump of solder on the pins and a lose connection.......common amatuer technique.
*EDIT*Looks like Laz got you covered in fewer words, while I was peckin' this out.
Edited by Dryadsoul - 1/10/09 at 9:30am