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John De Villiers wrote:
>
> so 101 would be 10 ohm or 100 ohm or 101 ohm???

101 = 100 ohms, like the color codes the third
digit is the number of trailing zeros.
Very common surface mount R value.

>
> i have some resistors here that go up to 5 digits ( little blue ones )

They may be something else, maybe precision resistors
or caps. Measure the R with a ohmmeter and compare
to the marked value to see if it makes sense.


> The caps have no markings except for their colour. I presume a cap test
> would be the only way out here ?

Yep. You might find they are all the same, like
cheap decoupling caps often are. Have fun! :o)
-Roman

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