[ubuntu-uk] Motherboards dying ( was:Re: possible to install ubuntu like gentoo?)

Johnathon Tinsley kirrus at kirrus.co.uk
Thu Apr 17 17:21:52 BST 2008

----- "Farran Lee" wrote: 
> not as far as I know - I'm only just getting to grips with the hardware side of computing. Is it obvious? Does the mb just not boot at all? 
I've seen it once, when the capacators fail on a motherboard, its pretty much useless. You can tell, by if they bulge at the top, and sometimes leak some brown/orange residue (DON'T TOUCH!) 

Apparently, there was some industrial sabotage a few years back (2000 ish I think) which affected a whole bunch of capacators used on motherboards... though this is quite rare... 

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