Its Tuesday, I’m bored. Heres a broken IBM Netvista to stare at.
Notice the two caps have decided to poo their inards out. It took me a bit to find these guys since IBM thought it a good idea to leave 50mm of legs left on the capacitors so when they blew, it didnt pop the top, just slid out the bottom. It may have been a refurb board or repaired in the past, but the solder points looked to be factory so who knows. Replaced them with a set of 10v 1000uf surface mount caps. The surface mount stuff was a little tricky to get on the board but we had a reel of them on hand. That fixed fixed the little IBM and stopped all the memory corruption errors it was getting. Back to work.