Motherboard Capacitor Repair Information Page
Note: Minimum number of units to be repaired is 10 motherboards.
Usually if a Motherboard starts to become unstable
or exhibits the following problems:
More than likely it needs a new set of capacitors. This will bring the motherboard back to life with
"Better than New" performance.
- Failure to boot .
- Must attempt booting several times before machine will start.
- Instability, especially when graphics are complex.
- Bad odor comes from the computer (this is caused by capacitors shorting out and leaking), now the system is unstable or doesn't work anymore.
- Bios health alarm (hi-low siren) at boot but PC health screen shows no reason for the alarm.
- Fans spin up, power indicator lights up and nothing else happens.
- Just doesn't work like it use to anymore.
There are three ways capacitors can fail:
Here are some good reasons why you should send your motherboard to us for repair and maintenance:
We are experienced and familiar with
all motherboard models. Our technicians can troubleshoot directly to the problem. We can also detect the worn out and nearly
defective parts that cause most of the intermittent problems,
So you can get your motherboard fixed right, the first time,
and avoid damages by inexperience technicians trying to explore.
Every motherboard that is repaired comes with a full one year
no hassle warranty on all parts and work performed.
- They can leak, leaving either brown residue around itself or blackish oozing stuff out of the bottom, as shown in Fig.1
- A bulge in the top of the capacitor may be visible if the capacitor has failed as shown in Fig. 2
- The most common failure is they just go bad without showing any outside damage.
Usually caused by the board being more than four years old or heavily used. For more info about capacitors Click here.
Motherboard capacitor replacement cost is based on a flat rate plus S&H:
Prices reflect a Minimum Quantity of 10 units, quantity discounts start at 20 units or more.
Super socket 7: AMD K6 board $36.95
Slot 1 or Socket 370: Intel PII, PIII or Celeron board $44.95
Dual Slot 1 or Socket 370: Intel PII or PIII board $54.95
Slot A or Socket A: Athlon board $44.95**
Tax: If you live in CO State we have to charge you sales tax.
Return S&H cost: $8.75 for 2-3 day US Priority Mail Shipping with Delivery Confirmation.
Optional insurance: Add $2.50 if you want insurance for return shipping.
** Replacement of up to 25 capacitors. Please add $1.00 for each additional capacitor if needed.
Repairs are usually completed within 1 to 2 business weeks.
Contact us by e-mail if you need overnight/Fed-ex /UPS red shipping.
If you have any questions about having your motherboard restored,
Please either send us
an E-mail message or call us at (805) 238-2053.
To send in your motherboard for repair Click Here.
What does our services include:
- Removal and replacement of ALL filter caps rated 1000uf and above, Using only top quality low E.S.R.
capacitors that are designed for switching mode regulated power circuits.
- Cleaning of board surfaces and sockets.
- Boot test, basic stability test and diagnostics.
Note: If the board doesn’t pass the boot test or has major secondary problems, we will at your option:
1. Return the board to you with a refund less the cost of the caps ($1.00ea.) and the cost of return shipping.
2. Refund 100% of your money and put the board in the scrap pile.
3. Send you an e-mail estimate of repair costs if you are interested.
Your Motherboard will
be thoroughly inspected as we work on it. While your PC equipment is in our repair center, we
will keep you informed and involved. Only appropriate and necessary repairs will be performed.
After your motherboard is repaired and before we send it back to you, we perform a full dynamic load test on the board
to make sure it will be in perfect working order when you receive it back. The repair isn't complete
until you're satisfied.