[rescue] Sun Kit Needed for EE Student Here

Carl R. Friend crfriend at rcn.com
Thu May 4 16:13:03 CDT 2006

   On Thu, 4 May 2006 wa2egp at att.net wrote:

> But the electrolytics are the ones that go bang. I've never seen
> a chip capacitor do that (although they may).

   I have an Indy motherboard that had a surface-mount cap go south
(as in crack open and stink) that made the entire board inop.  I found
the failure "by nose" -- quite literally -- the crack in the cap was
just about too small to see (and certainly too small to notice on a
quick visual inspection).  There was some discolouration, so that
should have been a hint.

   In any event, I suspect that if I replace it I'll have a good
spare motherboard.  I just haven't gotten around to it yet....

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