[time-nuts] I love the smell of tantalum in the morning

Chris Waldrup kd4pbj at gmail.com
Sat Nov 5 15:58:52 EDT 2016

Hi Tom,

I'm a SMT rework technician for a large satcom and defense company. 
I have a shop at home too and all the equipment to repair this if I can be provided with the replacement cap. 
Please let me know if I can be of help. 


> On Nov 5, 2016, at 14:12, Tom Van Baak <tvb at LeapSecond.com> wrote:
> See C13 in the attached photo. I need to replace some blown caps on a few boards [1]. In one instance the cap got so hot it melted itself off the board. Quiet convenient, actually -- it acts like its own fuse -- but I don't think the 5071 designers had that clever feature in mind.
> Having not done SMT before, how should I do it with minimal risk to the very precious PCB. Or, what equipment should I use this as a good excuse to buy?
> Thanks,
> /tvb
> [0] http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0078788/quotes
> [1] http://leapsecond.com/museum/hp5071a/A1-mother.htm
> <A1-mother-6.jpg>
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