Hardware Shorted CPU cap removal

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So, whilst going through a pile of broken switches I stumbled across the issue I dread the most - a console which charges at 0.42A but does not power on. Inspection showed several shorted capacitors directly behind the CPU, indicating some kind of CPU related issue.

I decided to try removing a few capacitors to determine if any were the cause and somewhere along the way I plugged the charger in... Thing started charging and booted right up.

I'm not comfortable selling the console, so I've just been using it as my personal device.

So, what do we know about these caps? Are they used for filtering the signals to the CPU or are they used for clock timing? Or something else. Curious to see how long it lasts! So far I've used it for a few days through the TV without issue.

Let me know your thoughts on this.



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This is a fun one, I bet it would be fine, but we dunno if in the long term it would be okay, there are a few people here who probably do know, have you tried posting this to the reswitched discord? Update if you get an answer.
 

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This is a fun one, I bet it would be fine, but we dunno if in the long term it would be okay, there are a few people here who probably do know, have you tried posting this to the reswitched discord? Update if you get an answer.
I have not! Actually have never used discord so I'll have to look into that.

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Actually surprised there isn't more feedback on this issue. Seems like a fairly common one which I have personally not seen a solution to.

Bueller?

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Hmm have you thought of replacing one by one to see which is the one that breaks it? I'd rly love schematics for the switch...
 
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Got the same issue at the back of CPU and got shorted Caps. If i remove the shorted Caps will it work just like yours by removing some shorted caps? Also, can you pinpoint which caps has shorted and which one did you only remove.
 

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