[Mgs] MGA sputtering engine and bad replacement parts

Simon Matthews simon.d.matthews at gmail.com
Fri Nov 27 20:50:58 MST 2009


The problem of electrolytic capacitors has been known for several
years and doesn't seem to have been solved yet. There are people who
offer capacitor replacement kits and capacitor replacement services.
The kits are several times the price that the same set of caps can be
purchased from Digi-key.

The "condensers" in the ignition system are not electrolytic (I
think), so  they don't have the same problems.


On Fri, Nov 27, 2009 at 6:38 PM, Charles Hill <chillmog at sbcglobal.net> wrote:
> Used to work that way, but not recently.  I work in IT for a large state
> agency with several thousand desktop PCs.  We have had problems for the
> few years with PCs starting to fail after 2 to 3 years in service.  Brand
> doesn't seem to matter.  The first thing we do is pop the cover and look at
> the capacitors.  More often than not there will be 2 or 3 bulging or
> corroded capacitors.  Hopefully they have the problem cured in the latest
> batch.  They have only been in service for a year though.
> Regards,
> Charles Hill

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