This isn't written as a tutorial, because if you need to be told what you're doing here, you probably shouldn't be doing it. I may make a diagram circling all the caps this applies to later on.
In order to make the 360 begin to be feasible for even a large laptop, you kinda have to relocate quite a few caps. I figured, since you're taking them off anyway, why not put a smaller on in their places.
So, I found these: 10 NCC KZJ 6.3V 820UF LOW ESR Motherboard Capacitor
By ebay seller egekecu
You need 15 per board
I grabbed enough for 2 360 boards.
I just got done with the first one, it works fine... pretty impressive considering this is the board that caught fire in my failed attempt at a reflow oven.
The biggest benefit to this is that they are 1cm tall, so the same as the width of the bigger caps. This way, you can still have the majority of the caps soldered directly to the board, and only have the 9 or so larger ones actually relocated. Less parts flopping around = less stuff to mess up randomly.
Old VS New
*I actually had one still left to change, but who really cares?
I just got done testing, and everything turned on, so I guess I did things right.
Note: I didn't get these for any special project, so stop getting your hopes up. I got these because half of my old caps blew up when the mobo caught fire.
That's right, I still don't call things dead, even after it was in flames.
Edited by ttsgeb, 04 June 2012 - 06:27 AM.