Or, Current Shunts, Zirnike! Help!!!
Yes/no - does the capacitor wedged between the AGP slot and the PCI slot look blown to you too (cmp to the cappy next to the southbridge chip, they're the same cap)?
Update: I found two more of the same kind of cap on the board with bulges. One is sitting crooked, the other one also has a small brown patch at the top. I'm almost certain this is the problem now, and if it's not, it doesn't matter because it would be a matter of time until it was a problem. The bad board is the Albatron Anniversary Edition: PX845PEV - 800.
Sure does to me. Can anyone reccomend a good, reliable mobo to replace this thing with? I have P4 2.6C and some high quality XMS RAM running at DDR400, so I'm looking for an 800 FSB on the board. I guess I'll also use this as an excuse to upgrade to a PCI Express card since the Radeon 9000 is no longer performing to any type of reasonable level considering the ridiculous heat problem it's causing in my case.
In case you think that cappy isn't blown, the symptoms are:
+ No POST
+ Video feedback, but no signal (monitor light just blinks)
+ HDD LED is permanently lit unless I remove and IDE connector
+ No Power On LED
+ HDD sounds like it spins up
+ CD-RW just sits and blinks, DVD does nothing (can be opened)
I haven't tried pulling everything, but it won't POST when only vid card, RAM, and CPU are connected. I'll yank everything tonight and see if I at least get a no CPU error code.
I think I've been infected with BadCaps