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The best explanation I've ever read

 
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marksound



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PostPosted: Sun Feb 12, 2017 8:51 am    Post subject: The best explanation I've ever read Reply with quote

How electronics work, from another forum:

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All I know for sure is that all things electronic work with smoke. When they break down, the smoke comes out and you have to take it to the technician so he can pump fresh smoke in if possible. With really small electronic ****************, it's impossible to put new smoke in so they have to be replaced with new components.

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WildIowa



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PostPosted: Sun Feb 12, 2017 9:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I keep a can of smoke handy on my repair bench for when I need it. It's best on older tube amps but also great with some of the new stuff.
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Vic Vega



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PostPosted: Sun Feb 12, 2017 12:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

HA!! Pretty good explanation. It works for people who don't understand electronics, and the ones who do.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 12, 2017 2:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I always thought you had to let the smoke out on a regular basis lol.
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WildIowa



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PostPosted: Sun Feb 12, 2017 3:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is true, but it usually occurs at the time of most critical need.
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jaybones



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PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2017 8:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I heard it was magic smoke....
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2017 9:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It took me a few minutes to regain composure to post. That is so funny and true.
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Jlarkins



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PostPosted: Wed Feb 15, 2017 10:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Back when I worked in an auto shop, that was the basic rule
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Instagator



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PostPosted: Thu Feb 16, 2017 4:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Funny.
I printed and posted at work..Thanks for the laugh.
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Toleolu



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PostPosted: Tue Oct 31, 2017 7:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's why we use the term "Smoke Test" when powering up new or repaired equipment.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 23, 2017 6:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

that smoke smells terrible too. worse than most other smoke
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 25, 2017 4:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I use this for repairs.


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 02, 2017 10:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The big caps (like two D batteries end to end) in a mellotron power supply, have magic blue smoke. True story.
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