Saving my Mac SE/30. My first foray into SMD work

Pete Plank nekonoko at
Mon Apr 27 14:24:53 CDT 2015

> On Apr 27, 2015, at 10:06 AM, Ian Finder <ian.finder at> wrote:
> FWIW the NeXTcube has the same shoddy SMT can caps, but last time I gave it a peek to see if they were actually leaking, they were not- whereas all the cans in its contemporaries had spilled electrolyte.
> Perhaps a different MFG or SKU of cap?
> Pete, were yours actually leaking? Or just the same shoddy type?

Just the same type - I changed them as preventive maintenance. However I’d heard beforehand that they do indeed leak and that others have had to swap them out to revive seemingly dead cubes.


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