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Old 08 January 2011, 10:28   #1490
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Originally Posted by vroom6sri View Post
I'm hoping to get my A1200 motherboard to a (TV) repair centre today as I am not skilled enough to try removing the capacitors myself. A few questions thought if I may:

1.) Is it safe to put the motherboard in a jiffi bag to pass to the repiar cenre? I am concerned about static, etc.

2.) Should I give them any advice on removing the caps? IE use the lowest heat possible, remove 123 first, etc.

The only thing they need to do is if they have found a capacitor that has leaked to clean it up good, repair the traces and check afterwards if the via's and traces are still good.

I have an Amiga 1200 where a capacitor has leaked, killed a via and made part of a trace black. So I scraped of the black and put solder on it to protect the trace from corrosion.
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