TRS-80 Fireworks

Richard Pope mechanic_2 at
Wed Aug 28 16:47:36 CDT 2019

Hello all,
     S100 based computers have the same problem. I have had the caps in 
the PS and on the individual boards go boom. Common failure mode for 
electrolytics and tantalums.
GOD Bless,

On 8/28/2019 3:10 AM, Peter Corlett via cctalk wrote:
> On Wed, Aug 28, 2019 at 07:07:21PM +1000, Guy Dunphy via cctalk wrote:
> [...]
>> RIFA caps may be the most hated components in electronics. Even worse than dipped
>> tantalums, popped electrolytics, and decaying urethane foam.
> Amiga collectors would say "batteries", since Commodore selected a brand of
> rechargable cells which leaked board-eating acid. This also affected the Acorn
> Archimedes, but only posh kids had those.

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