a pop and a hiss

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a pop and a hiss

I was installing 6.0.3 to a hard drive when my stealth GS’s power supply gave a pop and a hiss and threw out a cloud of magic smoke. The IIgs kept going but I decided to shut down while investigating this. This is likely the original Astec power supply that came with it before the IIgs conversion. After opening the power supply up I found a component on the circuitboard right between the switch and power connector exuding black stuff. It’s marked 0,1uF on the top. It’s yellow, rectangular, about 1” long, ½” high and 3/8" thick. Anyone know what this is?
Tried the power supply on something I cared less about and it seems to be working though I didn't check voltages.

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Re: a pop and a hiss

Anyone know what this is?

It is the Y safety capacitor.

I just recently learned about these things.

Reference this thread:

http://www.applefritter.com/content/apple-iigs-power-supply-question-3

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Re: a pop and a hiss

Great, thanks

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