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Post by PhilC » Wed May 20, 2020 3:36 pm

Phils thoughts for the day.

Electrolytic capacitors will explode when exposed to too much heat.
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Re: PhilCs blog / the latest things hes broken(fixed)

Post by exxos » Wed May 20, 2020 3:49 pm

PhilC wrote:
Wed May 20, 2020 3:36 pm
Phils thoughts for the day.

Electrolytic capacitors will explode when exposed to too much heat.
They do that, gotta watch'um like a hawk :shock:
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Re: PhilCs blog / the latest things hes broken(fixed)

Post by PhilC » Wed May 20, 2020 3:50 pm

exxos wrote:
Wed May 20, 2020 3:49 pm
PhilC wrote:
Wed May 20, 2020 3:36 pm
Phils thoughts for the day.

Electrolytic capacitors will explode when exposed to too much heat.
They do that, gotta watch'um like a hawk :shock:
Found one, no idea where the larger one went :o :shock:
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Re: PhilCs blog / the latest things hes broken(fixed)

Post by rubber_jonnie » Wed May 20, 2020 3:52 pm

PhilC wrote:
Wed May 20, 2020 3:36 pm
Phils thoughts for the day.

Electrolytic capacitors will explode when exposed to too much heat.
Duuuude!!
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Re: PhilCs blog / the latest things hes broken(fixed)

Post by PhilC » Mon Jun 08, 2020 8:51 pm

Haven't posted on my blog for a bit as I've not really had more than 30 mind here, 5 mins there to do stuff.

That and the wife has decided that we need to crack on with the garden makeover finally. (Full days work and a few more hours in the garden every day.)

So I have a couple of special projects to do which I will post more of that when we get there.

So ive managed to build a few TF536 boards up and whilst testing the 68030 works great but I've been struggling to get the IDE to work.

Well today I got myself an ultrasonic cleaner and after a few mins in the cleaner its been obvious why I've struggled.

Its great having a microscope to check for bridges but hidden underneath what I thought was a small bit of flux was a great big (well actually very small) solder Bridge.

So tomorrow whilst carrying out testing for one of my special projects I shall rework the three TF536 and see if the IDE works.

Can't believe it took me so long to get an ultrasonic cleaner! :roll:
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Re: PhilCs blog / the latest things hes broken(fixed)

Post by PhilC » Mon Jun 08, 2020 9:21 pm

Can you spot the solder bridge?
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Post by exxos » Mon Jun 08, 2020 9:38 pm

PhilC wrote:
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Can you spot the solder bridge?
Yep, all of them ;)
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Re: PhilCs blog / the latest things hes broken(fixed)

Post by PhilC » Mon Jun 08, 2020 9:52 pm

exxos wrote:
Mon Jun 08, 2020 9:38 pm
PhilC wrote:
Mon Jun 08, 2020 9:21 pm
Can you spot the solder bridge?
Yep, all of them ;)
Fortunately some of that was where it was still damp.
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Re: PhilCs blog / the latest things hes broken(fixed)

Post by Tomswork » Mon Jun 08, 2020 11:51 pm

Looks like my SMd solder techinic

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Re: PhilCs blog / the latest things hes broken(fixed)

Post by PhilC » Tue Jun 09, 2020 5:27 pm

Today I found out that you can fix a dodgy simm socket with a toothbrush.
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