How long can digital bodies last.......even the good ones?

Started Jun 12, 2013 | Discussions thread
Brad99
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Re: Tin Whiskers and Lead Free Solder
In reply to macmaven, Jun 14, 2013

Far more likely than tin whiskers are failing polarised capacitors from electronics manufactured several years ago. These have tremendous failure rates due to dodgy industrial espionage only getting part of the electrolyte chemical formulae from a major manufacturer. They didn't get the part that stops the electrolyte deteriorating after a couple of years. There's still lots of these capacitors being used today in really cheap electronics, and there have been further episodes of bad capacitors.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capacitor_plague

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