Reply to post: Finding fault capacitors with high current PSUs used to be the norm

'The capacitors exploded, showering the lab in flaming confetti'

a well wisher

Finding fault capacitors with high current PSUs used to be the norm

Back in the early 80s when repairing old memory boards, at a time when 48 KB was a board about 2 foot square with a gazillion small decoupling caps and one of them was dragging the psu down

A quick application of a car battery to the 12v line would sort the men from the boys capacitor wise and reduce fault finding time no end

Note: No I can't remember what chips they were that needed a 12v line either - but certainly remember the process

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