Should I fight dell further or replace the bad caps myself?
My Dell 4300S has 2 bad capacitors in it
I am still in a rut to fix it myself or keep fighting dell till they make right of this mess
To add insult to injury, they have no motherboards in stock because I will NOT pay them to fix a known issue on my end
Even worse, dell covered it up and resisted years ago, they got sued, and now refuse even tough it's out there now!
Do I let dell win and do this myself or fight till I get what I want
I have found PENTY of resources on this issue
Even worse, my iMac G3 caps are ALL INTACT! Never had to change one!
Not the Dell is blue-screening, even with a clean install of XP and a good harddrve
I am going to try and justify my fight I may or may not pick a fight with them
I don't know, maybe they were bad before I got it and started failing prior to the caps blowing years before and I checked AFTER they went
more dell products fail!
i was given a scondhand dell 2007WFP from 2006 because they bought it with the desktop and stopped using it years ago(only used for 2 years too!) and just sat unused since, i only got 2 months out of it before it went on me!
along with that, it has had AWFUL gradients since the beginning, and they never noticed it, and i do, dell even knew it too and we had to make noise back then for them to fess up
i'm hoping this one is caps or cold solder, otherwise it goes to benchtesting on VGA due to failed DVI
not a tech support request, just my 2 cents on dell and semi-hatred for them
I ended up replacing them myself because I found out that the original one's where junk from China... Took me a long time to find cap's that were compatible and the right size... this took longer than expected and it got put on the back burner for a while and then when I went to go and put it back together I can't figure out how to get the !@#$ heat sink back on it right along with the fan shrouding. It's a Dell XPS 600 if there is anyone out there that can help me I would really appreciate it... I am going back to building my own IBM compatible systems from scratch from now on, at least that way I can buy the best hardware that I can afford and end up with a nice machine that will keep me happy for a hand full of years minimum...
Have a great day!
Rick Linnabary Jr.