[sdiy] speaking of tantalums...

rsdio at audiobanshee.com rsdio at audiobanshee.com
Mon Nov 26 00:50:32 CET 2018

As someone who would consider purchasing a P5 r3.3, I say No.

There’s no need to replace capacitors that have not failed. The copper traces on these PCBs can be fragile, and any desoldering heat could cause damage. It’s best to avoid unnecessary surgery.

If you restrict yourself to the power supply PCB only, then perhaps, but I still don’t see it as an advantage. The more work that is done on these ancient beasts, the more fragile they become.

Brian Willoughby

On Nov 25, 2018, at 2:39 PM, Adam Inglis <21pointy at tpg.com.au> wrote:
> I’m getting a Prophet 5 rev 3.3. (no midi) ready for sale. I’m wondering if I should be replacing the tantalums in it. They seem to be considered a ticking time bomb. One site I came across suggested replacing the decoupling tants with low ESR electrolytics, I assume you just use identical farad values:
> Anyone experienced with these machines care to comment?
> Adam

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