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Old 01-16-2018, 06:34 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by karbomusic View Post
Normally I'd say this smells of a bad capacitor/PSU issue or overheating but I know zilch about that unit...
Originally Posted by somebodyelseuk View Post
I don't doubt it. Mine's 13 years old, not so heavily used, but caps tend to be 'time sensitive' as far as I understand it.
Electrolytic caps tend to break down over time, they just do. It's worth checking unless you are going to replace the entire card. And, though a bulge is a sure sign, they can look perfectly fine and not be fine. I've fixed several devices of my own over the last few years just because of caps degrading.
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