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  1. #1

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    Default Centris 650 caps

    Hi All-
    I was just inspecting my Centris 650 and noticed that there are no electrolyte caps on the motherboard? Is this normal? They seem to all be tantalums and I know I haven't replaced any and it doesn't look like anyone has replaced them either.

    ~Oldmacs
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    Some Macs came stock with tantalums. My Q700 has tantalums - they all did from factory. The 650 may/may not have been the same.
    Good. Fast. Cheap. Pick two...

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    Thats nice to know
    0ne Mac I don't have to replace all the caps on
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    Quadra 9xx is another model without them, the IIfx only has a few as well. Still, tantalum caps aren't bulletproof.

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    I know they're not bullet proof but almost every other vintage Mac I have is dead because electrolytes so I'm exited :P
    Plus, IIci, IIsi, LC, LCII, LC III, CC, LC475, LC630, Centris650, 6100, 8100, 5260, 7220, 7600. PB: 100, 150, 160, 165, 540, 190, 5300, 1400. Lombard, iMacG3, iBookG3, iBookG4, PBG4, eMac, iMac G4, PMG4, MiniG4, iMacG5

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