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From: "Spehro Pefhany"
Subject: Re: Firewire port fried. Found faulty component. How do I get specs?
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Date: Fri, 01 Nov 2002 17:14:30 GMT
NNTP-Posting-Date: Fri, 01 Nov 2002 12:14:30 EST
The renowned Karo wrote:
> The firewire port of my iBook got fried. I took it apart and noticed two
> very small components on the path from the port labeled L25 and L26. I
> measured both components for continuity and one tested fine and the other
> one did not. The one that did not also looked fried. So I removed it and
> would like to replace it. But the item is too small to have anything written
> on it (about 1/16 long and 1/32 or less wide). How can I find the
> specifications and where can I buy it. If I cannot find the specs what would
> be the safest guess on what to buy? Can I just bridge the soldering points
> and forego the component completely?
WAG, it's an SMT ferrite bead. If you short it out, it may well work,
perhaps emitting a bit more EMI. But whatever made it "fry" the last time,
may wreck something more expensive the next time.
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