Originally Posted by demolition
In fact, the caps will ruin your motherboard faster if you never turn it on. Aluminium electrolytic capacitors should be charged up once a year, or the foil will start to degrade, performance will suffer, and they will eventually leak acid which will eat away any copper in the surroundings..
So my advice is to either have them recapped and start using them, or sell them to someone who will.
Ok, thanks for the information. Do you know if it is quite risky to do it by myself (maybe good tutos with pictures ?) or if it is possible to find some sort of shops who do this kind of repair ?
I have a 1200 which I could restore, but it has not been lit for maybe 10 years.
(maybe there is a better thread to discuss this or it has already been discussed)