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AndyGadget (author)2009-12-26

Most likely a tantalum capacitor.  These are polarised, so if it is it will have either a '+' symbol or a black line near one of the legs.  It will also have a voltage and value printed on it somewhere. 
If it only has a couple of coloured dots or bars, it's probably a thermistor, but I'd put my money on a tant.

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steveastrouk (author)AndyGadget2009-12-26

Agree, looks like a tant to me too.

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CameronSS (author)2009-12-26

It's hard to tell from that image, but it looks like it might be a tantalum capacitor. It might help if we knew where it came from (i.e., what device).

Also, try poking around here.

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damardhaval (author)2009-12-26