[OT] Dodgy electrolytic in 3COM hub

From: Witchy <witchy_at_binarydinosaurs.co.uk>
Date: Mon Mar 15 14:48:02 2004

Hi folks,

This is totally nowhere near the 10 year rule since the chips have datecodes
of 9951 on 'em, but the theory of failure is the same. It's a 16 port 10/100
hub and it whistles like a bastard when its powered up. On dismantling I
find that one of the electrolytic caps on the power regulator side of things
is looking (to me) unwell in that it has a brown stain on the top over one
of the joins:


I gather replacement is necessary since it's obviously on its way out?

Cheers all,

Owner & Webmaster, Binary Dinosaurs
www.binarydinosaurs.co.uk - possibly the UK's biggest online computer museum
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Received on Mon Mar 15 2004 - 14:48:02 GMT

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