A Very Impressive Crash
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On the morning of 3/19/01, I woke up to find my screen saver locked up.
Being late for work, I didn't think anything of it, and pressed the reset
button and left. I came home that night to find the computer still hadn't
booted. I power-cycled a few times, then decided to open the thing up and
take a look (I could hear the HDDs and fans going, and the network card was
up, so I figured the video card might be loose or something). When I opened
the case, this is what I found.
A capacitor near the CPU had failed in a fairly spectacular manner, blasting
its cap off and generally looking like something out of a mad scientists' lab.
Anyone have a spare motherboard?
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Last modified by Jimbo S. Harris on 3/20/01.
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