Originally Posted by vroom6sri
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.