Powering up a 20-year old MicroVAX II

Gene Buckle geneb at deltasoft.com
Tue Feb 24 08:16:42 CST 2009


On Tue, 24 Feb 2009, Dave McGuire wrote:

>> Yes, there was a rash of ultra cheap counterfeit capacitors a while
>> back, and the problem is still not solved.
>
> Yup:
>
> http://deep-blue.ro/tmp/chinese%20capacitor.jpg
>

That's the most insane thing I think I've ever seen.  I'd heard about the 
dodgy formula that was causing caps to burst some years ago, but never 
this kind of thing... Wow.  Thanks for the pic Dave.

g.

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