[rescue] Sun 3/80 Magic Smoke

Curtis H. Wilbar Jr. rescue at hawkmountain.net
Sun Mar 15 20:07:57 CDT 2009

r.stricklin wrote:
> On Mar 15, 2009, at 7:12 AM, Michael Thompson wrote:
>> 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.
> I don't suppose you have any recollection of _which_ cap?

In my case something is shorting and it is causing a resistor to smoke
(or what looks like a heavy surface mount resistor... maybe it isn't
a resistor and is a tantalum surface mount cap ????)

Q here is w/o a schematic, how do you know what to replace it with ?

-- Curt

> ok
> bear
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