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    ok… we all expect bad caps in the power supply in an old radio. we have all seen radios that are quite old , still going with original capacitors.. but 97 percent of computers… ? 97 percent?

    "Dell sold millions of these computers from 2003 to 2005 to major companies like Wal-Mart and Wells Fargo, institutions like the Mayo Clinic and small businesses."

    "A study by Dell found that OptiPlex computers affected by the bad capacitors were expected to cause problems up to 97 percent of the time over a three-year period, according to the lawsuit."

    "The problems affecting the Dell computers stemmed from an industrywide encounter with bad capacitors produced by Asian PC component suppliers. Capacitors are found on computer motherboards, playing a crucial role in the flow of current across the hardware. They are not meant to pop and leak fluid, but that is exactly what was happening earlier this decade, causing computers made by Dell, Hewlett-Packard, Apple and others to break"

    here is the link for the full story.. ( for as long as the link works) … WMEtVhwlCA

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