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Re: P4 on sun3/sun3x (Re: NetBSD/sun3 10.0_RC2 problems on sun 3/60)

> On Jan 19, 2024, at 5:28 AM, Izumi Tsutsui <tsutsui%ceres.dti.ne.jp@localhost> wrote:
> romain@ wrote:
>>> There's a specific tantalum capacitor in one corner of the logic board that *always* blows on the 3/80, and the suggestion I received from numerous people after mine blew was to just desolder the remnant and remove it, and not to bother replacing. I believe they said it's just a filter cap that only really matters if you have super-noisy power or something like that.
>> Oh, that's good news. The one that blew is C1719 (closest to the angle
>> with the PS connector), is that the one you're talking about?
> Two tantalum caps on my 3/80 were also burnt in front of my eyes
> about 15 year ago.

I hate it when that happens.  Tantalums of that vintage are definitely something to look out for, but it’s not often that they go on a 5V rail, I’ve seen it much more often on 12V rails (usually because someone was trying to save a few pennies and using 16V-rated caps).

I recently acquired a Quadra 610 (with a full 68040, not the LC, woo!) and it’s filled with with surface-mount electrolytics.  None of them appear to be leaking, but they all gotta go because they’re from the Totally Horrible Capacitors era (I guess I’ll replace them with SMT ceramics … I just hate doing surface-mount soldering, so I’m procrastinating :-)

-- thorpej

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