Dead Mac IIcx

Philip Pemberton philpem at
Wed Apr 20 12:35:45 CDT 2005

In message <1gvb8ln.8vexidgenpdsM%tlindner at>
          tlindner at (tim lindner) wrote:

> Also I took a close look at the motherboard. It has 7 silver cans.
> Capacitors I think. They are all surounded by a thin layer of sticky
> goo. Is this a sure sign my caps have leaked?
> <>

They're tin-can SMD electrolytics, and are renowned for their ability to
begin leaking with little provocation. Clean the affected board area with a
suitable solvent and a stiff brush, then replace the caps.

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