Re: the magic smoke

Gwen Patton

The only references to "807 lm" that I saw reference a color temperature for a light-emitting diode. The form factor isn't even similar to the pictured device.

It looks to me like a capacitor. There's an issue with multi-layer ceramic capacitors that cause them to flex under various circumstances. Since they're ceramic, they can crack from this flexion. Here are a couple of related articles:

And a video on the subject:

It's possible that it's a resistor, and simply got too much flex from a pick-and-place machine, or thermal stress during soldering. I find the issue of component flex fascinating, even if that isn't what happened here.

Gwen, NG3P

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