Slow Imac - blown caps?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by c48113, Aug 20, 2009.

  1. c48113 macrumors newbie

    Apr 30, 2008
    I was talking to a friend last night and he was saying him mom had a 4 year old iMac that she had barely used. Her windows computer died and the local computer shop moved everything to the iMac and when the mom complained the iMac was slow the computer shop told her it had blown caps.

    To me blown caps wouldn't cause it to run slow, lock up and be unreliable I would believe but not slow. Has anyone had a Mac just run slow because of blown capacitors?
  2. MacDawg macrumors Core


    Mar 20, 2004
    "Between the Hedges"
    Well, I will have to say I have never heard of such a thing
    Guess that means I am not as geeky as I thought :eek:

    Woof, Woof - Dawg [​IMG]
  3. TBi macrumors 68030


    Jul 26, 2005
    I'd say it was whatever they local computer shop did that made it slow. Or else it just is a slow iMac. Lack of ram maybe?

    Definitely not blown caps.
  4. MTI macrumors 65816

    Feb 17, 2009
    Scottsdale, AZ
    Typical symptoms of bad capacitors are random shutdowns, kernel panic, jittery or distorted video display, but I haven't seen system slow downs as a key symptom. What does activity monitor say?
  5. c48113 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 30, 2008
    I don't have access to the machine to check it out. The local shops answer just didn't seem right to me. I think they don't have a clue.

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