[Mgs] MGA sputtering engine and bad replacement parts
Charley & Peggy Robinson
ccrobins at ktc.com
Sat Nov 28 18:51:38 MST 2009
A compressor motor-start capacitor failed in my residence's heat pump
recently. Two caps in one can actually. Only one failed. Quite a
markup in those........ Grrrrr...
Charles Hill wrote:
> Used to work that way, but not recently. I work in IT for a large
> state agency with several thousand desktop PCs. We have had problems
> for the last few years with PCs starting to fail after 2 to 3 years in
> service. Brand doesn't seem to matter. The first thing we do is pop
> the cover and look at the capacitors. More often than not there will
> be 2 or 3 bulging or corroded capacitors. Hopefully they have the
> problem cured in the latest batch. They have only been in service for
> a year though.
> Charles Hill
> Charley & Peggy Robinson wrote:
>> That's called "burning in" these days. I always look for burnt in
>> boards. As you say, makes a difference in longevity.
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