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what would happen if one glues a loose capacitor with silicone glue

what would happen if one glued an on board loose capacitor using silicone  ?????????

does silicone have effects on the   printed circuit  board   (pcb) would it conduct  electricity ??

would it change data  in the computer since data on the  mother board is represented in

"0" and "1"

am  curious  i got this old  computer lying around noted a few weakened capacitors it starts    and i  silicon glued the  capacitor

am a bit worried  wouldn't want to start the cpu  only  to explode ?? 

feed back please ????? i have also attached photos    below    both   the type of silicone glue used and   where i fixed the  glue in the capacitors    

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It is better to Resolder the capacitors if they are loose. If they are loose due to broken legs than you need to replace it. I heard people use Hot Glue to secure or isolate electronic components.