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#1 BlackAngusYoung

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Posted 21 August 2008 - 06:51 PM

A couple of the capacitors are bulging and one has split at the top. The computer store told me to just get all my data off of it and wait for it to die. So far the only thing I've noticed wrong with it is that the USB ports continuously fail. But that's been happening for over a year and I've never looked at the board before. So I'm not really sure how fast it's going or what to expect. Is it safe to use it until it stops? Is it OK to leave it on all day or is it better to keep it off as much as possible? Can it start a fire? I feel like I need to start making arrangements for a proper funeral.

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Posted 21 August 2008 - 08:42 PM

Fire? Maybe and maybe not. It could be in the cards. Also if you plan on saving the CPU for another motherboard, I wouldn't run the risk
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Posted 21 August 2008 - 09:04 PM

Be safe man! Donít use that thing there is a ton of electricity that go through those capacitors and even more heat is generated. If I were you i would take the hard drive and any cards that you can out of it and replace that Motherboard and CPU. If the motherboard catches fire there is a very high chance that the CPU and other things will its very unsafe to have that thing on!!!! Go to like newegg or zipzoomfly and pick up some new parts if you can and if you need more help or guides on how to put together the computer PM me.

Good luck man!

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Posted 21 August 2008 - 09:32 PM

B.A.Y. please play it safe and shut the system down!

Save your data if you can first, but by all means get a qualified - hands on tech to do any repairs!

New systems are relatively inexpensive now.... not worth a life to mess with a problem system, unless one is experienced in repairs.
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