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

Farran Lee fazzy.baboon at ntlworld.com
Thu Apr 17 17:24:14 BST 2008

On Thu, 2008-04-17 at 17:21 +0100, Johnathon Tinsley wrote:

> ----- "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...
> Johnathon

I guess I'm fine then :/

Farran Lee
I'm only 15 :P
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