[OT] Dodgy electrolytic in 3COM hub

From: Philip Pemberton <philpem_at_dsl.pipex.com>
Date: Mon Mar 15 16:44:46 2004

In message <E1B2z0W-0005wo-0W_at_anchor-post-32.mail.demon.net>
          "Witchy" <witchy_at_binarydinosaurs.co.uk> wrote:

> http://www.wowrarelook.co.uk/cap.jpg
> I gather replacement is necessary since it's obviously on its way out?
"On its way out" is probably the understatement of the year. I say replace
it. Check all the caps carefully - if the cover is bulging or there's brown
sludge on the top of it (or - shock horror - leaking out underneath it), then
replace it.
I've had good results with the Panasonic low-ESR 105C electrolytics that
Farnell are selling. They're usually a bit bigger than the original caps
(IME) and they're usually near the top of the price range, but they should
last a good long while.
Is there any branding on the cap in the photo? I had to recap a Grundig
SkyDigibox not long ago - nasty little beggar. Full of cheapo Taiwanese
capacitors (no offence intended to the Taiwanese) - "TAYEH" or something like
that. I think I spent a good twenty minutes hacking off all the white
silicone goop that Grundig so helpfully covered the capacitors in. Bletch.

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