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So i had leaking capacitors on top of this board and just found this chip like this, no other damage is it worth recapping the board or is the chip a hazard at this point? Thanks 

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Edited by Papichulo

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Uncertain as to what machine/board you have. What in the pic are you looking at exactly? All these machines should be re-capped if not done so already. 

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Powerbook duo 280c. I think the small black chip where U24 is was shorted or something when i plugged it in. I have no idea if i should recap it if its bad. Theres a fish smell when i turned it on 

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looks like its nearly burned, so yea i would say that IC is shot. 

 

But that is the least of your concern. The bigger concern is the chain-reaction collateral damage potential that happened when the IC blew out. How many other parts went with it? 

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I dont think the screen did but i have no idea if thats any good. Im trying find a new logic board for it like a 270c , 2300c or 280c. Something was burning when i plugged it in i dont know how that happened!

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I've heard Duos logicboards are timebombs... If one powers it with leaking caps inside -> little hope to make it work again even after recapping! I have a 210 I racapped years ago but... too late (it boots to the gray screen... when it boots!).

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That means that board has been started up with leaked caps which is very common problem for people who pulled out those Duos and fire them up.. I have about 7 Duos that previous people have attempted to fire them up are no good - one day I am hoping to build 7 boards into one or 2.
Cheers

AP

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