[clug] Who in Canberra replaces blown capacitors on motherboards?

Owen rcook at pcug.org.au
Mon Mar 1 00:33:41 MST 2010

> On 23/02/2010, at 9:23 AM, Ben Nizette wrote:
>>> Is there anyone in Canberra who can get out a soldering iron
>>> and replace the blown capacitors with more reliable ones?

> I managed to crash my son's radio control glider (on my first flight
> yet  8^()
>  and put major creases in the electro caps on the motor controller.
> The tops are folded in to a right angle as if hit with a steel ruler.
> And it still works!  How bad can electros be, and hold charge?
> I'd replace them but apart from capacitance (Farads) and Volts
>  I'm not sure of the ratings of electros (to deliver current etc.)

The electros *should* have their rating on the casing (farads and
working Voltage).

However I am not sure that you have bent electro capacitors, but
rather some poly type caps. Got a photo?

Which one of these two are closest to your problem?



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