[rescue] Sun 3/80 Magic Smoke

Michael Thompson michael.99.thompson at gmail.com
Sun Mar 15 09:12:42 CDT 2009

> David Reichelt wrote:
>> Hi folks,
>> my name is David, iB4m from germany and some of you might know me
>> because of some posts of mine in the comp.sys.sun.hardware newsgroup.
>> Through Google i found this link:
>> http://www.nabble.com/Sun-3-80-magic-smoke-td17169022.html
>> which brought me straight to you.
>> My sun 3/80 has exact the same problem and i would be very glad if
>> some of you found a way to fix it. Are there any news?

One of my 3/80 systems let out a lot of smoke when I turned it on
after a long rest. It had a shorted Tantalum cap which vaporized. I
cleanded up the mess and it has worked OK since.

Michael Thompson

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