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CollinB1
July 10th, 2017, 01:08 PM
Hello,
I've got a new problem with my IBM PC XT.
I have a cga graphics card installed and one day,
a capacitor decided to explode.

The capacitor looks like this with three leads:

39655

and is marked:

10-16
(2)

Does anyone know what I can replace this with?
Has anyone had this same problem and fixed it?
Thanks for all responses!

Stone
July 10th, 2017, 01:41 PM
It's probably a 10F 16V cap and if the board works without it you can either run without or replace it. You can even replace it with a 2 leg cap. The center hole on the board is + and both of the outer holes are -.

CollinB1
July 10th, 2017, 01:44 PM
Thanks for the reply Stone!
But I have to say, The 10-16 makes me feel like it was 10-16 Volts.
I'm probably wrong though.
If I replaced with a 2 leg cap, I would put the + to the middle hole and
- to either outside hole, correct?

modem7
July 10th, 2017, 01:50 PM
It is normally C8 (sits on 12V line) that fails, not C6 (sits on 5V line).

Both are the same as the 10F/16V tantalums found on the motherboard. Replacement information at [here (http://minuszerodegrees.net/failure/failure%20-%203lt.htm)].

Stone
July 10th, 2017, 02:48 PM
If I replaced with a 2 leg cap, I would put the + to the middle hole and
- to either outside hole, correct?Yes...

CollinB1
July 10th, 2017, 03:33 PM
Well it was C8!
I'll check that out now.
Thanks for the info guys.

Quick question:
Can I replace it with electrolytic or should it be
tantalum

modem7
July 10th, 2017, 04:22 PM
Can I replace it with electrolytic or should it be tantalum
Aluminium electrolytic will be okay, but pay attention to its height. Obviously, you do not want its top periodically rubbing up against the adjacent card.

CollinB1
July 10th, 2017, 05:43 PM
I'll keep that in mind.
Thanks again!