First and foremost, Welcome to the Badcaps Capacitor Search Engine & Forums!

New members that have activated their accounts have limited access to certain features of the site until established. Members with zero posts have no access to the private messaging system. Also, members with zero posts may not edit certain profile attributes, such as signatures. New members also may not create new threads. However, new members with zero posts have full access to all technical information contained on this forum, and that also includes attachments (images and files that other members have uploaded), and new members that have activated their accounts are free to post replies to existing threads. If you wish to create a new thread, the fix is simple! All you need is ONE post to be able to have full unrestricted access, and that can be simply posting an introduction of yourself or say hello in THIS THREAD. This may seem a little strange, but it helps keep spam and abuse curved. Please note, that it may take up to one hour from your first post for the limits to be removed. If you make a post and don't immediately see the restrictions gone, be patient. The promotion system updates every hour.

Please complete your profile after making your first post, with your name, locale, and other info. It's nice to know members on a first name basis, and know where they're from. Makes for a much friendlier environment!

Posting rules for this forum will be STRICTLY enforced by myself as the owner/administrator, and my moderator crew. IS A BUSINESS!!! If you are a servicer, service center, or vendor of any kind in the computer/capacitor industry, you are NOT permitted to advertise, link, promote, or plug your business on this forum in ANY way! NO EXCEPTIONS!! This includes asking for "donations" in exchange for BIOS passwords or tech advice for anything! If I see you doing that, your post will be edited or deleted, and you warned. If it happens again, you will be banned. The only exceptions are the references to the companies quoted in the FAQ which the administration have added for the convenience of those around the world who have difficulty to source caps for their repair.

This also includes using this forum's private message system to solicit business. Members, if you receive a PM from anyone offering repair services or components, please alert me immediately! Myself or any of my moderators, will never private message a user soliciting business, for, or any other servicer/vendor. If you PM me about repairing your device, I will reply and take care of you, however, I will not message you first.


Posting rules:

This forum was created to be a technical support forum primarily for the do-it-yourselfers who choose to repair their own boards. Any and all technical questions are welcome!

1) Please use the SEARCH feature!! Your question may have been answered in another thread! Please search first and see if it has!

2) When posting a technical question, be as detailed as possible in your thread. The more information we have about your specific problem, the better we can answer your question.

3) Please use COMPLETE sentences, punctuation, and grammar! Nobody is perfect, hence, a spelling error on occasion is no biggie. However, posts/threads that are unreadable will be deleted. This includes any and all forms of 'ebonics', leet, chatroom jargon, and 'text message' shorthand and slang. This forum is not a chatroom/text message, please use full words and complete sentences.

4) Keep discussion on topic!! DO NOT HIJACK THREADS! It's easy to do (I've done it myself a few times...) Lets try to keep it down to a minimal!! If you have something really off topic, that's what the lounge is for!

5) Keep things civil! There will be no tolerance for flaming, bashing, hateful remarks, racial remarks, adult material of ANY kind, and so on.

6) THE LOUNGE RULES! The lounge is a place for off topic chit-chat! If you post something that might be considered questionable or something you don't want kids to see, or something you can't view at work/school, etc, please label that thread *NWS* or NOT WORK SAFE in the thread title as a warning. The Lounge is NOT moderated, anything is welcome... Feel free to post rants, jokes, cars, hot women (remember the NWS warning in the title), or just about anything within reason. It's an open forum! Please refrain from participating in political topics if you have thin skin, they can get heated sometimes!! Remember that we have members here from all over the world, with many different views and cultures. Political debates can turn really ugly, and really fast, and if they degrade to personal attacks and useless banter/bashing, moderator action will ensue. I want this forum to be a safe haven for technical discussions from all walks of life, so lets keep off topic discussions civil and friendly.

7) Spamming and spammers will NOT be tolerated or accepted in any way, shape, or form! Spam bots are instantly and permanently banned, and their threads deleted! The mod crew is really quick to zap spammers, we typically pop them before they even get to post. This also includes regular members as well. be courteous and not post spam. This includes links to off-site information that's not relevant to the thread at hand. Do not plug other websites, forums, or businesses in your signatures. You may do so in a thread if the off-site link you're posting is relevant to the topic, but otherwise, don't do it. If you see a thread which clearly a spam bot posting that we have not removed yet, DO NOT click any links in it!! Simply click the 'report bad post' button, and it'll be taken care of, usually within minutes.

8) Account removals & closures: Since no personal information is given in the creation of your Forum account, requests to remove and/or delete accounts will be declined. Any requests for removal of threads & posts you created will also be declined. The reason is the missing posts can/will leave threads incomplete and fragmented. For the threads to be of help to others later on, information can't and won't be missing. However, if you inadvertently posted personal identifiable information in a post (such as an email address, real name, or phone number), please contact a staff member. In those cases, the post may be edited or removed, at the staff members discretion.

That's about it for the rules, the setup here is pretty loose. However, if you're caught violating any of the rules above, here's what will happen:

First offense: Warning by me or a moderator
Second offense: Banning for 1 day
Third offense: Banning for 3 days
Fourth offense: Banned permanently.

If you do something really dumb, or are just a troll, I will skip the warning and the temporary banning, and ban you permanently!

The rules are pretty cut and dry... However, if you have any questions about this policy, feel free to contact me.
See more
See less

What is RoHS?

  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

    Re: What is RoHS?

    To my knowledge the only Gallium Arsenide semis I have in my house are in my two Electroline dropamp cable amplifiers.

    I have about 8 splits and passive splitters weren't cutting it .

    The Arsenide did raise an eyebrow when I read it in the specs.

    They claim it reduces the noise introduced during amplification when compared with silicon semis.
    Last edited by Krankshaft; 02-23-2009, 08:53 AM.
    Elements of the past and the future combining to make something not quite as good as either.


      Re: What is RoHS?

      Sorry for bumping.

      What they really need to do is to ban planned obsolescence. If things didn't break then having lead in them wouldn't be much of a problem...



        Re: What is RoHS?

        no, planned obsolence is a GOOD thing. it just needs to be changed to be extended from what most companies have it for. non ROHS would just stop the bga problems, but there would still be bad caps, bad mosfets, and other bad parts, to which having lead in your solder would not make much difference

        but ROHS is stupid cause the amount of solder in a whole board is so small. Murcury from ccfls is more of an enviormental problem. But, all the pollution from factories in china is probably the worst enviormental problem, but as long as the products they import dont' have lead, the US looks the other way as long as what WE get dosen't contain lead, but the factories producing them are sweatshops, that pollute the globe at large

        am I on a soapbox? hmm, I guess I somehow ended up on one and didn't even realize it
        Cap Datasheet Depot:
        ^If you have datasheets not listed PM me


          Re: What is RoHS?

          Originally posted by Uranium-235 View Post
          no, planned obsolence is a GOOD thing.

          but ROHS is stupid cause the amount of solder in a whole board is so small.

          Murcury from ccfls is more of an enviormental problem.
          All fluorescent lights. I don't know WHY people made such a big fuss over the new CFLs.

          Also, metallic mercury ≠ organic mercury (I hope you knew already)

          am I on a soapbox? hmm, I guess I somehow ended up on one and didn't even realize it
          Perhaps you are...


            Re: What is RoHS?

            Originally posted by Shocker View Post
            I find businesses with dimension 2350's still today, and they want to upgrade the ram with a P4 1.8 cpu hoping it would make thier computer super fast. Planned obsolescence is a good thing, but its usually too short or long
            Cap Datasheet Depot:
            ^If you have datasheets not listed PM me


              Re: What is RoHS?

              Originally posted by Uranium-235 View Post
              upgrade the ram with a P4 1.8 cpu

              Anyway, those people have to be fools.


                Re: What is RoHS?

                I've run into some interesting material, see the attachement…

                Notice page 11, I think it says pretty much everything.
                Attached Files
                Less jewellery, more gold into electrotech industry! Half of the computer problems is caused by bad contacts

                Exclusive caps, meters and more!
                Hardware Insights - power supply reviews and more!


                  Re: What is RoHS?

                  Reading about that Toyota incident, I think the eco-freaks deserve to die. And it's scary how little voltage it takes to form a plasma arc. Five volts?!


                    Re: What is RoHS?

                    No, I support some environmentalist policies myself, such as reducing the amount of CO2 we put into the atmosphere.

                    The key is not to take it to the enviro-mentalist too far, and lead-free solder is an example of that.

                    But this is politicians looking good, and it's very unlikely to be reversed, even though it would likely lead to greater reliability.

                    Maybe it'll take some large scandal like every third Xbox 360 failing after 13 months... oh, wait.
                    Please do not PM me with questions! Questions via PM will not be answered. Post on the forums instead!
                    Free service manuals: -- 72 LED/LCD TVs, 5 monitors, 28 plasma TVs, and 2 AVR 6.1 amplifiers fixed! -- I repair Pioneer 9G Plasma Main Boards & KRP-M01 Media Receivers (PM me for info)

                    2 Pioneer KURO 9G, 12 Panasonic LCD/Plasma, 1 Sony LCD, 1 NEC Plasma, 2 Yamaha HTS, 5 Sharp LCDs, 5 Toshiba LCDs, 7 Philips Plasma/LCD, 1 Hitachi Plasma, 11 LG LCD/Plasma, 18 Samsung LED/LCD/Plasma, 1 Thomson Plasma, 1 Atec LCD, 1 Hanspree LCD, 1 Xerox LCD, 1 Harwa LCD, 2 Proview LCD, 2 Hyundai LCD, 1 "Onn" LCD, 1 Grundig LCD, 1 Dell LCD, 1 iiyama LCD, 1 Acer LED, 1 Logik LCD, 1 Baird (China) LCD, 6 Bush LCDs, 22 Vestel LCDs (Best->Worst)


                      Re: What is RoHS?

                      Originally posted by starfury1 View Post

                      I knew we had LED torches bit of other stuff
                      but looking here it seems quite a bit is going on that way
                      (more then I thought, Street lights!)
                      The town of Springfield (Vermont) has been having LED street lights installed!

                      Since 2011, with most installed during 2012.

                      I'm gonna miss metal halide, lol.
                      ASRock B550 PG Velocita

                      Ryzen 7 "Vermeer" 5800X

                      16 GB AData XPG Spectrix D41

                      Sapphire Nitro+ Radeon RX 6750 XT

                      eVGA Supernova G3 750W

                      Western Digital Black SN850 1TB NVMe SSD

                      "¡Me encanta "Me Encanta o Enlistarlo con Hilary Farr!" -Mí mismo

                      "There's nothing more unattractive than a chick smoking a cigarette" -Topcat

                      "Today's lesson in pissivity comes in the form of a ziplock baggie full of GPU extension brackets & hardware that for the last ~3 years have been on my bench, always in my way, getting moved around constantly....and yesterday I found myself in need of them....and the bastards are now nowhere to be found! Motherfracker!!" -Topcat

                      "did I see a chair fly? I think I did! Time for popcorn!" -ratdude747


                        Re: What is RoHS?

                        Originally posted by Shocker View Post
                        Reading about that Toyota incident, I think the eco-freaks deserve to die. And it's scary how little voltage it takes to form a plasma arc. Five volts?!

                        Off topic: I see somebody besides me is using my smiley... cMon Topcat, add it! "" would be an appopriate code for it...

                        (Insert witty quote here)


                          Re: What is RoHS?

                          I think I may have the answer as to why they put lead on the RoHS list without thinking it through.


                          It doesn't really need to be said again that stress is the #1 cause of mistakes. Ironically (but unfortunately too true), people often stress about mistakes.

                          I honestly think lead has earned too much of a reputation for being toxic, causing people to forget about those other toxic substances. That only two of the lead-free solders compared in the PDF (Sn99.3Cu0.7, which isn't especially reliable even compared to other lead-free solders, and Sn89Zn8Bi3 by a small margin) had lower human toxicity potential than Sn63Pb37...and every solder with silver was many times more toxic...if that's not an epic fail, I don't know what is. Some people just don't get it.

                          The analogy some people use by comparing it with petrol is, of course, completely ridiculous, as lead in solder stays in place for the life of the equipment, unlike tetraeythllead which is continually released straight into the atmosphere.

                          Unfortunately, popular opinion is what makes the votes, no matter how ill-considered it may be.



                            This is what I got when I made pixel measurements of the human toxicity potential graph (from the study document itself):

                            Between each multiple of 10 on the scale is 28 pixels.

                            The bar for Sn63Pb37 goes only 4 pixels up.

                            The bar for Sn95.5Ag3.8Cu0.7 goes 229 pixels up.

                            Which calculates to a kg DCB equivalent of:

                            Sn63Pb37: 1.42857...
                            Sn95.5Ag3.8Cu0.7: 81.7857142857...

                            Seriously, WTF environmentalists???


                              Re: What is RoHS?

                              Keep in mind also how heavily lead was used before they realised its toxicity. Silver being a precious metal, it's understandable why it doesn't get as much bad press.

                              I feel that many things get this type of treatment where people overhype the negative aspects without fully understanding the differences. Some of these include air conditioning, fan heaters, and the Pentium 4. All of those fare poorly in generalised comparisons with the alternatives, but if assessed on their own merits, there's nothing truly wrong with them.


                                Re: What is RoHS?

                                It would probably be best if people stopped thinking of "toxic" and "non-toxic" substances. Anything can have ill effects with bad enough overexposure. Yes, even oxygen, green freaks.