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mingle 
Melbourne, Australia - Anyone able to recap an A1200?
Posted on 16-Mar-2020 0:17:18
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From: Melbourne, Australia

Hi Guys,

Just looking for someone who can recap an Amiga 1200 in or around Melbourne, Australia...

Paul (Amisynth) seems to have dropped off the radar...

Cheers,

Mike.

Last edited by mingle on 16-Mar-2020 at 12:18 AM.

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tonyw 
Re: Melbourne, Australia - Anyone able to recap an A1200?
Posted on 16-Mar-2020 0:34:46
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@mingle

Don't waste your money. Unless you've got "golden ears", you'll never hear any difference.

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RobertB 
Re: Melbourne, Australia - Anyone able to recap an A1200?
Posted on 16-Mar-2020 3:56:56
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From: Visalia, California

Mike, are you the same Mike that was at yesterday's Amiga User Group of Victoria meeting?

If not, you could have found help from the members there.

Writing from Melbourne, Australia,
Robert Bernardo
Fresno Commodore User Group - http://www.dickestel.com/fcug.htm
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Hypex 
Re: Melbourne, Australia - Anyone able to recap an A1200?
Posted on 16-Mar-2020 16:53:01
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@tonyw

I thought it was because the insides corrupt over time, not because they cause the PCB to be noisier.

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Turrican3 
Re: Melbourne, Australia - Anyone able to recap an A1200?
Posted on 17-Mar-2020 15:33:08
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From: Italy

As far as I understand, capacitors - especially the SMD ones used on the most recent Amigas like A600/1200/CD32 - can leak their electrolyte and that *physically* destroys our beloved machines.

My A600 suffered from this (if you have a fish-like smell coming from the Amiga it could already be too late!!! - I wish I knew this beforehand) so I definitely recommend having any SMD Amiga being recapped as soon as possible.

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BigD 
Re: Melbourne, Australia - Anyone able to recap an A1200?
Posted on 20-Mar-2020 13:43:42
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@tonyw

Quote:

tonyw wrote:
@mingle

Don't waste your money. Unless you've got "golden ears", you'll never hear any difference.


Capacitors are not just used on audio circuitry but the ones that are can take out an entire left or right audio channel or cause it to crackle. I hardly think this is only an issue for audiophiles! The acid is ejected downwards straight onto the PCB on failure and like a Pulse Rifle fragged Alien will melt the traces over time and completely destroy your computer! Get it down sooner rather than later.

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