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I bought a used Xbox. It seems to be functioning. I removed the clock capacitor. However I found these capacitors to be slightly corroded. I cleaned it lightly with Isopropyl alcohol. (Not sure if that was a good idea). What should I do? Should I replace these capacitors. I believe this is a 1.2 revision. It was made Oct 2003. So not sure. By the way let that be known in case it hasn't happened to anyone. That other capacitors may be starting to go bad.

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Yes those Cap's need to be replaced there about to explode.

And yes it happens to heaps if not all of electronic's. I have been replacing  faulty caps for as long as I can remember.

Isopropyl Alcohol is safe to clean the PCB with the higher the percentage the better(like a good scotch).

 

SS Dave

 

 

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3 hours ago, SS_Dave said:

Yes those Cap's need to be replaced there about to explode.

And yes it happens to heaps if not all of electronic's. I have been replacing  faulty caps for as long as I can remember.

Isopropyl Alcohol is safe to clean the PCB with the higher the percentage the better(like a good scotch).

 

SS Dave

 

 

Those who can hard-mod, Those who can’t soft-mod.

Do you happen to know what kinds of capacitor of Xboxes use? Any vid with info on this?

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The reason that the caps fail is talked about in this WIKI

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As for what Cap's there is plenty of debates online regarding brands to use.

But for me I use low ESR style caps in my repairs and I have not had any problems.

 

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Hello, 

I use Panasonic low esr, the one that have the longuest life. About 6000 or 7000 hours.

The Bad caps are for cpu/gpu. Dont hésitate to buy good qualité ones

Bye

 

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