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Motherboard HP-COMPAQ Repaired

By on March 24, 2015
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This Motherboard HP-COMPAQ was given to me and the complaint was no video out

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As you can see in the photos below there were four bulged e-caps.

Bulged e-caps are commonly found in motherboard that have problem.

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The four bulged e-caps were removed from the circuit and substituted for similar ones.

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The values of these e-caps were the following:

  • 3330µF/6.3v (one).
  • 1500µF/6.3v (two).
  • 1000µF/6.3v (one).

Once this Motherboard was inserted back into the cabinet and powered ON, there was video out (display).

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This article was prepared for you by Humberto Rodriguez, one of our ‘Master Authors’ from Cuba.

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  1. Corriete

    March 24, 2015 at 9:31 pm

    simple but great job in keeping from the dump. thanks for sharing

    • Humberto

      March 25, 2015 at 7:21 pm

      Ok Corriete, UR right

  2. Robert Calk

    March 24, 2015 at 10:41 pm

    Good job Humberto. Thanks for taking the time to share your article with us. I like your new photo btw. lol

    • Humberto

      March 25, 2015 at 7:34 pm

      Thanks Robert.

  3. Yogesh Panchal

    March 24, 2015 at 11:51 pm

    Good job thanks for sharing.

    • Humberto

      March 25, 2015 at 7:35 pm

      Thanks Yogesh

  4. Merlin Marquardt

    March 25, 2015 at 12:34 am

    Good bad caps repair.

  5. Rudi Wijaya

    March 25, 2015 at 12:59 am

    Nice repair sir !
    It's quiet hard to get the caps out of the motherboard and that need at least 60watt soldering iron, may I know what type of soldering iron you use to desoldered the caps?

    • Humberto

      March 25, 2015 at 7:26 pm

      Hi Rudi Wijaya, I simply use a 40 watts soldering iron to desolder and re-solder the e-caps. Of course, with a cleaned and thin tip

  6. Edder

    March 25, 2015 at 7:34 am

    Good you help me by providing me a service manuals for a soyo monitor VT19N79
    thanks for your help

    • Humberto

      March 25, 2015 at 8:47 pm

      Sorry Edder but I do not have this service manual

  7. Peter O

    March 25, 2015 at 8:15 am

    That's about as simple as it gets.
    Maybe you over simplified & checking other components took longer.
    Also a bit surprising that 4 caps was the only replacement needed.
    Hope we can all be that lucky!
    Thanks for sharing.

    • Humberto

      March 25, 2015 at 7:33 pm

      Well Peter O, I own a Blue ESR Meter, and of course I've tested the rest of the e-caps of this MB. Sorry I forgot to say this in the article.

  8. Mohammed Kasim

    March 25, 2015 at 11:57 am

    It will be useful if you can explain how capacitors are removed and soldered back. Any tips while removing capacitors from motherboard

    • steven neo

      March 25, 2015 at 2:52 pm

      you can try this item .... this may help

      • Humberto

        March 25, 2015 at 8:07 pm

        Thanks steven neo and Mohammed Kasim, I do not have an electronic desoldering pump, so I use an ancient method with a soldering iron and a thin steel wire. If Mr. Jestine Yong allows me I could do a video of this method for showing everybody how I perform this. I'll be waiting for the answer.

        • Robert Calk

          March 25, 2015 at 10:52 pm

          A video would be good - but an article that is well explained with good pictures would probably suffice. But I'll leave that up to you whether or not a video would be better.
          I used that method before when I was having trouble and I didn't even know there was a name for it. I think I used a cut off lead from a 3 or 5 watt resistor, but I don't remember exactly. It was before I had a decent camera and started writing articles. I didn't have a Hot Air Rework station then either.
          But I can't wait to see it whether it's a video or article!

          • Humberto

            March 27, 2015 at 1:10 am

            Ok, I'll contact to Mr. Jestine Yong, and he will say me if one of them (video or article) or both of them. Ok?

            • Robert Calk

              May 15, 2015 at 3:44 pm

              Even after 2 months I would still like to see the article...

        • Mohammed Kasim

          March 25, 2015 at 11:37 pm

          Thanks for the replay
          We hope Mr. Jestine Yong will be happy to hear this.....

        • Jestine Yong

          March 26, 2015 at 7:40 am

          Hi Humberto,

          You can set up a free account and upload your video. I will get the embedded code and post your video into my blog.


  9. Donna

    March 26, 2015 at 4:13 pm

    Hmmmm, typically the cause for "no video output display" is not bad caps, but rather a degraded SMT solder connections on the GCU CHIP, which is not repairable without a SMT machine. (There are hack repairs that will earn you a few $$ but they rarely last 6 mos, and when clients figure out they've been burned, your reputation is destroyed)

    So it's a nice article and everything, but someone is living in a dream world here. Caps rarely go out on the newer machines...the old XP age desktop computer motherboards, but not laptop system I'm a little skeptical of the entire article, sorry. Been a tech too long, and it doesn't line up at all ...IMO.

  10. babaganatijjani

    March 26, 2015 at 5:58 pm

    Thanks. My sely and my boys we are all great in nigeria

  11. Albert Hoekman

    March 26, 2015 at 11:42 pm

    Humberto, good job.
    Because I repair computers and other digital equipment, I woud like to share som more information about e-caps for pc motherboards.

    The most important thing for e-caps in computers is the temperature that is written on the e-cap. This should be 105 degrees Celcius. The 105 degrees means that the working temperature of the e-cap is 85 degrees Celcius. That is mostly the temperature inside a computercase used for heavy work like HD-games and video-rendering.
    Good brands of e-caps are Yageo, Teapo, Sanyo.

    • Humberto

      March 27, 2015 at 8:34 pm

      Ok Albert Hoekman I agree with you 100%.

  12. reza

    March 27, 2015 at 5:29 pm

    hello mr Rodriguez
    thank u for sharing this good article.

    • Humberto

      March 27, 2015 at 8:46 pm

      Thanks reza

  13. masoud

    May 15, 2015 at 2:56 am

    your article is very good.thank you very much.

  14. stephen ngechu

    June 2, 2015 at 4:01 am

    hello sir, it's a well come development. you've make a common man to grow in electronic repair worldwide with yours useful information on elctronic repairs. sir, keep it on. I appreciat. Thanks


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