Can anyone help me identify this part on a circuit board (motherboard)?

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by clownwolf, May 3, 2015.

  1. clownwolf

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    They are the little oval metal studs, pointed at by the green arrows.
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  2. RichardO

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    They may be crystals. Closeup pictures would help.
     
  3. wayneh

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    I agree, they look like crystals. The writing on top is usually the frequency. A better close up, and a shot from the side would help verify.
     
  4. clownwolf

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    Thank you for the answers. That board isn't the actual motherboard I have so I can't post actual pics.

    I tried and googled crystal + motherboard, and they were in fact called "Crytal Oscillators".

    I was just wondering because I accidentally desoldered one of its pinouts, instead of an electrolytic capacitor near it.
     
  5. AnalogKid

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    A crystal oscillator also can be packaged in a small metal can, but that is not what is in the photo. Those are bare crystals, and need oscillator circuits to function.

    ak
     
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