Originally Posted by Photolicous!
Electrolytic capacitors (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electrolytic_capacitors
) can leak corrosive fluids, but it's very uncommon. No other capacitors types can leak. It's a minute job to replace these with modern capacitors, and if you don't have a soldering iron, any electronics repair shop can fix it.
I smell something fishy.... oh bugger there goes another cap!......