Motherboard Polymer Chip Capacitor replacement

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Re: Motherboard Polymer Chip Capacitor replacement

Postby Karlsweldt » Wed Oct 05, 2016 9:20 am

SSD type drives don't need a few seconds of spin-up before sending an ID to the POST process, and may be missed.
Likely something like the BIOS not truly recognizing an SSD drive. If there is an AHCI feature, enable it and see if that helps.
Possibly there is a capacitor that is on the verge of going bad, but not showing signs. Any that have domed tops or lean excessively or have leakage are bad. But those signs are the final stage. Check the device cards too, also the PSU. We are not yet free from that 'bad caps' plague.
Memory must be in compliance to what the mobo manufacturer recommends. Timings are critical with high bus speed. Does not need to be the same brand recommended, as long as timings are identical or better.
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Re: Motherboard Polymer Chip Capacitor replacement

Postby GEORGIAN » Mon Oct 10, 2016 2:39 pm

It's Workstation so every application i tried to test SSD filed, it got some kind of protection. Any recommendation in this case?
Memory is from factory original and caps are just fine, there 're mostly new generation caps installed.
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Re: Motherboard Polymer Chip Capacitor replacement

Postby Karlsweldt » Mon Oct 10, 2016 4:00 pm

Does the drive ID itself to the BIOS on start up? The SATA port "0" is considered the dedicated primary.
Read the BIOS page where hard drives and such are listed. If not listed, could be a controller problem.
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Re: Motherboard Polymer Chip Capacitor replacement

Postby GEORGIAN » Tue Oct 18, 2016 5:39 pm

BIOS shows up SSD and it's on first line.
So i installed regular HDD WD Raptor 150 GB and all problems dissipated, so it's SSD.
Will try it at regular PC to find out the real problem.
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Re: Motherboard Polymer Chip Capacitor replacement

Postby Karlsweldt » Wed Oct 19, 2016 5:59 am

While a drive may ID itself properly to the BIOS, the BIOS itself may not recognize the proper status of the drive.
Depends on the inception date of the BIOS. If before the SSD type drives, may be a reason.. or beyond the cylinder limit of the BIOS. Perhaps a BIOS update may be the cure?
But good the system is working properly again.
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