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Why do we use two 33pF ceramic capacitors for crystal in microcontroller?

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The two legs of the crystal is to be connected to the capacitor and other end of the capacitor is to be negative then the crystal line should go to the microcontroller

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This is a general example of a Power MOSFET,

Notice the J-leads on the sides.

I wonder if you are looking at a crystal diode, or an MLCC ceramic capacitor, (Multi Layer Ceramic Capacitor, and is SMD. Surface Mount Device)

(Scroll down)

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Also, I realize that it gives one a sense of pride to repair a motherboard, and the cost of the electronic components are MUCH cheaper than buying a replacement motherboard, but a replacement may be the way to go.

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