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Continuous Restarting On INTEL PC Repaired

By on July 30, 2014
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This article is about the PC INTEL D102GGC2. The complaint was restarting all the time. The lateral cover was taken out by means of two screws. Look what I saw.

 PC restart repair

Everything was cleaned up, but PC remained restarting; the RAM modules were tested and they were fine.


When the SMPS was opened up, look what I saw.

 PC restart repairs

As you can see in the photos above there were 5 bulged e-caps (marked with black arrows). Three of them were 2200µF/10v and the others two were1000µF/10v.

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The five e-caps were replaced and the SMPS was assembled and connected to the Motherboard and to the rest of peripheral devices. When the PC was turned on again, it really worked fine. No more continuous restarting. Mission accomplished.

Note: In the future if you come across such restarting problem, the ATX power supply can be a suspect.












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


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  1. Albert Hoekman

    July 30, 2014 at 6:35 pm

    Good job mr. Humberto!

    A lot of PC-motherboards have the same problem with the elcaps and after replacing them, all is working fine again (in most cases).
    It's important to use the 105c types because of the high temperature in a PC and PSU.

    • Humberto

      August 3, 2014 at 4:39 am

      Hi Albert, you are right.

  2. beh

    July 30, 2014 at 7:29 pm

    Hi Humberto
    thanks for article. but i know de soldering of
    these bad caps are difficult and they are not coming out of the pcb easily .
    keep it up.

    • Robert

      July 31, 2014 at 4:35 am

      Hi Beh. They are easy for me to remove. I have a Hakko 808 desoldering pump. They save so much time and remove components without damaging the PCB's. You should get you one my friend!
      Hakko is supposed to be coming out with an European model this summer: it may already be available, I haven't checked. I think the European model is going to be numbered Hakko 888, if I remember right.
      Mine was about $140US. With my Hakko 808, I can pull those 5 e-caps in 10 - 15 seconds!

      • beh

        July 31, 2014 at 12:13 pm

        HI Robert
        thanks for suggestion .i am sure this desoldering pump is useful.

        • Robert

          July 31, 2014 at 3:17 pm

          Absolutely Beh. Considering the time it saves, it will pay for itself real fast. I like it because with my bad back, I don't have to waste my time removing components the old fashion way. Plus there is much less heat transfer to the PCB or components especially when the PCB has non-leaded solder on it.

    • Humberto

      August 3, 2014 at 4:41 am

      Hi beh, these e-caps can be removed from PCB easily. Please, truy it on and have a good day.

  3. yogesh panchal

    July 30, 2014 at 11:14 pm

    Humberto ,

    good work thanks for sharing .

    • Humberto

      August 3, 2014 at 4:41 am

      Thanks yogesh

  4. Andre Gopee

    July 31, 2014 at 1:54 am

    Humberto, very good article, keep up the good work.

  5. Tom Dunaj

    July 31, 2014 at 3:38 am

    I really like these articles VERY informative!

  6. Merlin Marquardt

    July 31, 2014 at 4:06 am

    Very nice. Thanks.

  7. Robert

    July 31, 2014 at 4:25 am

    Thanks Humberto. Good job.

  8. Imraz

    July 31, 2014 at 5:19 am

    Nice Article Mr Humberto and I like the Piano in the Picture of yours.Nice and Shiny, assume its well kept...

  9. Joshua oloo

    July 31, 2014 at 3:23 pm

    Thanks Humberto for informative Article.Cheers.

  10. Allal Sahel

    July 31, 2014 at 9:59 pm

    Thank you for the comment, it's quite simple and interesting.

  11. johnrex.a

    August 2, 2014 at 12:03 pm

    Humberto this article is nice.Thanks for knowledging about PC Restarts problem.

  12. Nimal

    August 20, 2014 at 4:10 pm

    Thank you for the informative article.

  13. Raymundo Saura

    August 27, 2014 at 3:58 pm

    thanks sir nice one


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