[ale] OT - hardware problem

Joe Knapka jknapka at kneuro.net
Mon Oct 11 20:18:51 EDT 2010

Cautionary advice noted. I will find exact replacements.


-- JK

On Mon, Oct 11, 2010 at 6:08 PM, Watson, Keith <krwatson at cc.gatech.edu> wrote:
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: ale-bounces at ale.org [mailto:ale-bounces at ale.org] On Behalf Of Joe
>> Knapka
>> Sent: Monday, October 11, 2010 18:50
>> To: Atlanta Linux Enthusiasts - Yes! We run Linux!
>> Subject: Re: [ale] OT - hardware problem
>> I have a couple old mobos around, from which I think I can harvest
>> enough good caps to fix up the broken one. This is gonna be fun!
>> Out of curiosity, how close do I need to be on the cap values?  There
>> are 5  3300uF ones on the broken board, and I found *four* good 3300uF
>> ones on an old Celeron mobo.  The next closest one I can find to harvest
>> is 2000uF. Y'all think that would work OK?  Maybe I can leave the best
>> of the five on the broken board in and replace the others, at least as
>> an initial test.
>> Thanks,
>> -- JK
> I highly recommend you get exact replacement parts including type, voltage, and ESR. You can use a cap with higher voltage rating and lower ESR. You will also have to make sure the pin diameter isn't too large and the width between the pins is correct.
> The last time I had to do this (about 6 months ago) I got exact replacement parts from Mouser Electronics.
> http://www.mouser.com/
> keith
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