[NTLK] [OT] Attention Mac LC Users: Quantum ProDrive ELS Going Rotten Anytime Soon

Akasaka Ryuunosuke vladkorotnev at gmail.com
Sun Apr 16 03:46:35 EDT 2017

They do look like tantalum but if you look closer, there is a metal can inside the black enclosure which has leaked electrolyte onto the board. 

// Ak.R.

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> On 16 Apr 2017, at 12:40, Randy Glenn <randy.glenn at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sun, Apr 16, 2017 at 2:29 AM, Vladislav Korotnev <vladkorotnev at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>> Yup, there are electrolytic caps on that board! (who the hell designed it
>> that way must have been thinking of planned obsolence way too ahead)
> Are you sure those are electrolytic? They look like tantalum to me - a type
> of capacitor with its own unique, somewhat exothermic mode of failure.
> Thanks,
> -Randy
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