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previous: Mike S The problem with being a newbie is ... -- 4/15/2003 6:41 AM View Thread

Re: The problem with being a newbie is....

4/15/2003 7:08 AM
Re: The problem with being a newbie is....
Everyone makes mistakes.  
Replace the part. Look at the voltages around that cap, might they be 120VAC or maybe 500VDC? Do you really want to take chances over a dollar part? Even if it is only the bright switch and there is nothing but signal voltage on the switch, replace it anyway.  
We never have time to do it right, but we always have time to do it twice. Don't let that be your motto. It works now, but who knows if you damaged the dielectric making it more likely to arc over or otherwise fail sometime soon.  
Of course the man who used to drum the line about doing it right into our little heads also used to say, "Don't build your walls with putty full of goof-off sand." SO take it for what it is worth. He did have a great necktie with a big parrot on it though...

Mike S Sounds like an interesting guy... -- 4/15/2003 10:57 PM