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Old 19 May 2020, 13:13   #13
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Originally Posted by Ulysses13 View Post
I'm not sure how to tell if the capacitors are original, but I assume they are. The computer doesn't seem to have been looked after very well so I think it's unlikely to have been refurbished. The capacitors don't smell and look really perfect, so I'm guessing they aren't an urgent thing. How do I go about getting them replaced?
My A1200 didn't smell fishy and I was all "meh, I don't need to replace them"

...until the pins for the IDE connector fell off.

When soldering in a replacement there _was_ a distinctive fishy smell so I would personally advise doing it sooner rather than later.

There are many places that do it, there is a sticky here that covers the various people that do it.
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