Re: [NTLK] smoking Newt

From: Johannes Wolf (
Date: Wed Jun 22 2005 - 07:13:57 PDT


what you mention as a black cube is indeed the diode in question.
And in fact it IS soldered, but it is SMD component and the solder pads are
underneath the component. But by heating up the "legs" you will be able to
remove it.


> -----Original Message-----
> From:
> []On Behalf Of John Steinbeck
> Sent: Tuesday, June 21, 2005 5:17 PM
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> Subject: Re: [NTLK] smoking Newt

> Thanks, Johannes. But I'm not sure how to remove this
> small black cube. It appears to be held in place by
> metal clips rather than solder. Can anyone who has
> successfully swapped out this part offer a suggestion?
> I have an old 2000 motherboard I could remove this
> part from and use as a replacement....

> --- Johannes Wolf <>
> wrote:
> > If you open your Newt and you find a diode with a
> > label D2 next to it on the
> > logic board close to the power plug and this diode
> > looks somehow
> > burned/black/dark brown, it is time to exchange it.

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