[rescue] LCD monitor diagnosis

Phil Stracchino phil.stracchino at speakeasy.net
Thu Apr 27 09:41:41 CDT 2006

Don Y wrote:
> Geoffrey S. Mendelson wrote:
>>I kept silent on this thread before, but I want to point out why som many
>>capacitors failed. A Tiawanese company stole the formula for electrolyte,
>>the liquid inside the capacitors from a Japanese company. 
>>The Japanese knew they were being ripped off, so they let them steal
>>the formula. The formula that was stolen worked perfectly fine, EXCEPT
>>it was unstable and would decompose over time.

> Yes, this story has been circulating for quite a while.
> Though I'll wait before casting judgement as to whether it
> is in fact TRUE or just another bit of "urban legend".

It is an extremely well-documented incident.  I've seen innumerable
articles in the trade press at the time it all came out in the open.

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