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  1. SoundFreq11

    SoundFreq11

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    I have never seen one of these before in my repairs. It seems to be some sort of surface mount ceramic capacitor or a resistor. It is on the underside of the board bridging two pathways. Any help would be appreciated. I've attached a file of what it looks like.
     

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  2. 73's de Edd

    73's de Edd

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    Sir SoundFreq11. . . . . . .

    Why 'soitanly . . . . . it reminds me of a tubular ceramic capacitor . . . in ye olde tymes they looked like this:

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    Of course now-a-days, when there is no need of leads, and being surface mount . . . .they have taken a variance to :

    [​IMG]



    73's de Edd



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    Last edited: Apr 29, 2016
  3. cjdelphi

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    Totally tubular!
     
  4. shrtrnd

    shrtrnd

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    I've seen plenty of device packages like this. I ASSUMED it was the transisition from leaded devices to SMD.
    As electronics got smaller, I figured mfgrs were trying to save space by using this type of package, (some devices are
    still packaged like this), to save space and eliminate thru-hole space on PCBs.
    I've seen them as caps, resistors, inductors, fuses,
    Maybe somebody has the verifiable story behind them. But us low-brow techs often resort to speculation.
     
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  5. SoundFreq11

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    Thank's 73's de Edd! You da Man!
     
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