[Mgs] MGA sputtering engine and bad replacement parts

Simon Matthews simon.d.matthews at gmail.com
Fri Nov 27 00:33:24 MST 2009


On Thu, Nov 26, 2009 at 1:34 PM, Barrie Robinson <barrie at look.ca> wrote:
> Folks,
> When I worked for Marconi in the UK building defense systems we always
> "soaked" our computers for not less than 100 hours - usually 250.  If no
> capacitors soured during this run we reckoned they would work forever (but
> we had triple standbys!!)

Not any more -- just google capacitors and motherboard. It appears
that many electrolytic capacitors have a lifetime that is far too


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