How do i identify capacitors?

Hello,

Someone really generous donated too motherboards to me, the first one is fine but the second
It has bulged and leaking capacitors, they leaked so badly i had to wash the board

I want to change them, though i have no idea how i can identify capacitors and find the right ones to replace them with

These capacitors right here leaked the most, they definitely need to be replaced


These ones didn't leak but some of them are little bulged, basically, i don't trust them


Fortunately, these black ones seem absolutely fine, their top is perfectly flat


So, how can i find the right ones i can use to replace them?
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  1. The blue ones look like 2200uF (micro Farad) 6.3 volt capacitors. You should be able to find them either online or in your local electronic supply store.
    Do you have at least some soldering experience?
    Reply to gdmaclew
  2. http://www.wikihow.com/Read-a-Capacitor
    Once you have properly identified them you can buy at electronics components shop or search online.
    Reply to aldaia
  3. if you have to ask that question, then think very carefully about whether you should do this. what other questions haven't you asked that are important?
    Reply to 13thmonkey
  4. gdmaclew said:
    The blue ones look like 2200uF (micro Farad) 6.3 volt capacitors. You should be able to find them either online or in your local electronic supply store.
    Do you have at least some soldering experience?


    I actually don't, but this is a nice opportunity to get some

    since this is a socket 478 board, they can be found on ebay for less than 15$. so even if i damage it it's no big deal
    Mostly, i'm doing this for the soldering experience and learning more about capacitors, even if i fix the board, i don't have a use for it
    Reply to Myronazz
  5. Myronazz said:
    gdmaclew said:
    The blue ones look like 2200uF (micro Farad) 6.3 volt capacitors. You should be able to find them either online or in your local electronic supply store.
    Do you have at least some soldering experience?


    I actually don't, but this is a nice opportunity to get some

    since this is a socket 478 board, they can be found on ebay for less than 15$. so even if i damage it it's no big deal
    Mostly, i'm doing this for the soldering experience and learning more about capacitors, even if i fix the board, i don't have a use for it


    Then I would say "go for it". What have you got to lose?
    Reply to gdmaclew
  6. If you cannot test the board how will you know that you have done it right?

    Hint, them not falling off is not good enough to prove you've got it right.
    Reply to 13thmonkey
  7. 13thmonkey said:
    If you cannot test the board how will you know that you have done it right?

    Hint, them not falling off is not good enough to prove you've got it right.


    I never said i have no way to test it, i said i don't have a use for it
    i have a working Socket 478 machine i can test it with
    Reply to Myronazz
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