Damaged Capacitor is a crafting ingredient that was added in the June 19, 2012 Patch. It appears as a capacitor that is slightly burned. Text on the side reads "6.22v1500", "M(?)M" and ASCII that spells out "G R A Y".
Unlike some other items , this item is considered to be rare.
Equipping the Eliminating The Impossible set will change the Damaged Capacitor description to " in such places, and ...", with random characters removed, which is a part of a quote from the "The Adventure of the Copper Beeches" short story, part of The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes collection. When combined with the other items added in the June 19, 2012 Patch, the full quote reads "Think of the deeds of hellish cruelty, the hidden wickedness which may go on, year in, year out, in such places, and none the wiser."
The text on the side of the capacitor indicated the date/time of June 22, at 15:00 Pacific time. At that time, the TF2 blog was updated.
Mmmmph mmmmph, mmmmm mmmmmp mmmmmph. Mmmmmph mpm! Mmmmmph mph mm! Hm mmmmmph, hmmmmph mm mmmmmph mmmmmph!
xkeeper translated this to Morse Code (taking longer words as dashes and shorter ones as dots), which yields:
-- --- -. -.. .- -.--
June 19, 2012 Patch
- [Undocumented] The Pocket Lint was added to the game.
June 20, 2012 Patch