On Sat, Jan 02, 2010 at 10:13:41AM -0800, Dan Violette wrote:
> Maybe you have bad caps on the MoBo. Was a problem in 5-10 year old MoBos.
> See: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capacitor_plague for some info with
> references. Suppose bad caps could be allowing unintended radiation. /Dan
Um - unlikely this is the root cause.
Those are bulk capacitors - who main job is to provide stable voltage levels
to the silicon components during dynamic changes in the current.
The caps that would affect EMI would be small - likely ceramic caps - near the
Is it possible that by pressing on the caps - a better connection is being made
to the chassis?
Also - it wasn't explained how close the antenna is to the computer. If it is
within 50 feet or so - this kind of interference might not be easy to totally
Tree N6TR (who designs motherboards for some company or other)
RFI mailing list