Clean sima-simatic motherboards in dishwasher

Discussion in 'Apple Collectors' started by Trinity, Aug 23, 2010.

  1. Trinity macrumors regular

    Trinity

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    I have a Macintosh Classic with 2 motherboads both affected by the sima-sima syndrome (vertical lines, no startup). I have read in some sites that clean them in the dishwasher can be the solution, can someone confirm me if this is true or not?
     
  2. Anonymous Freak macrumors 601

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    Usually, the issue requires replacing the damaged capacitors as well. What dish washing resolves is cleaning the spilled "capacitor goo". If the capacitors are still bad, you won't fix much.

    I'd suggest washing, then replacing *ALL* capacitors on the board.
     
  3. Trinity thread starter macrumors regular

    Trinity

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    ok, thank you anonymous, for the moment I will try the dishwasher therapy
     

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