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1 uf cap –
People are talking about adding a 1 uf cap to their magic 2 to fix a problem with dvd playback. I am wondering what that is exactly. Should I go to radio shack, and ask for a "1 uf cap?" Is cap just short for capacitor? I have a 1.0uf Tantalum Capacitor. Would this be the right thing?
if this is explained somewhere, you can just point me in the right direction.
your 1up tantalum cap will work great for this..
+ side to magic 2 "S" - side to "s" on the board
excellent... you are the man...
After posting, I noticed in charlie_ps's review of some of the different chips, he called it a 1 uf polarized capacitor (35 volt, like mine). I am glad mine will work.
quick question... I am drawing a blank... My capacitor has what looks like a mangled looking plus sign on one side, but it could be somthing else. I am wondering if the length of the legs is a way to tell +/- on the cap. Anyone know? One is obviously much longer than the other, and there must be some reason for this.
It's my understanding that components with different length leads, the longest one is always the positive. I belive that most capacitors are polarized and are not non-polar or bi-polar unless specified on the can. There is supposed to be mark on them highlighting (-) negative, but most I have searched for only have brand and F rating with a +/- for tolerance level.
I'm trying to decide if this cap will work for my mod.. (to get rid of the DVD skipping issue as well..)
not sure about that one... from what I have read, most people use the 35 volt, and that one is 50. I am not sure if there is a difference there.
Mine can easily be purchased at radio shack for a buck and some change. If you ordered from modchip.ca, they will actually send you one for free if you have a problem.
anyway, the product number on mine is 272-1434A... If you remove the A, you can find it on the radioshack website here:
I found mine in a store, they are pretty common. They are found in these pull out cabinets. Just pull out the one that says capacitors. I have heard people using from .4uf - 1 uf (1 being the most common.
thanks for the advice on the leads... The longer lead is the one coming from the mangled looking + sign.