Repairing A4000 leaky NiCd damage?

Dave G4UGM dave.g4ugm at
Fri Jan 2 04:31:23 CST 2015

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> From: cctalk [mailto:cctalk-bounces at] On Behalf Of Peter
> Corlett
> Sent: 02 January 2015 09:40
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> Subject: Re: Repairing A4000 leaky NiCd damage?
> On Fri, Jan 02, 2015 at 04:06:48AM -0500, Charles wrote:
> [...]
> > make sure to change the caps on the cpu card as well.
> > I re-cap many of these for people.
> Is this a specific known problem with the A3640 board, or just a
> fix-all for all machines of that age?  It would perhaps explain the
> I'm seeing.

Electrolytic and Tantalum Capacitors seem to be problematic on machines of a
wide range of ages. Sometimes it is obvious they have failed as the caps
have domed tops.
Some times its not so obvious  I would recommend a low-voltage ESR meter
that uses less than 0.6v so it doesn't turn on any diodes.


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