On Thu, Nov 16, 2006 at 08:40:58AM +0000, Rob Fell wrote:
> >Can you give me a hint on how to identify an inductor? My notebook case
They can take many forms, down to a simple ferrite bead on a wire.
> Do you have a stethoscope? Unload the machine and get that noise back.
That would work if the stethoscope's pickup is small. Or you
could use a 'microphone probe', a small mic with an acoustic
Another practical trick is this. You need a small wooden
stick - it should be light, hard, and of course non-conducting.
A wooden match or toothpick would do. Use it to *lightly* touch
the component you suspect. This should change the sound, and
you may also feel it with your fingers.
Lascia la spina, cogli la rosa.