I have a PS1 bottom board (and top board) that were in an MTH Premier 20-2138-1 Baldwin AS-616 chassis (minus body shell) I won in a Cabin Fever auction a couple of months ago. When I powered it up I saw the "magic smoke" come out from the end of the board after a couple of tries to get the thing moving out of the "start-up/reset" phase.
Bit the bullet and bought a new PS1 top and bottom board (and sound chip) from MTH (yeh, they still have them), and this fixed the problem....the chassis is now up and running, and everything is working as it should.
Question: It appears the large capacitor on the end of the "dead" bottom board has gone to the great capacitor graveyard in the sky, as I can see a "burn-out" hole on the side of it....source of the magic smoke??
I went to our major (only one) electronic store (Jaycar) and showed the assistant the board, and the stuffed capacitor, and this is what he gave me as a replacement. Will it be OK to use this capacitor in an effort to get this board up and running again, as the replacement doesn't exactly match the numbers of the one on the board???
Thank you in advance to our esteem electronic wizards.