Macintosh LC

Discussion in 'Apple Collectors' started by yetanotherpunte, Nov 14, 2010.

  1. yetanotherpunte macrumors newbie

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    A cheap trick that solves many problems is to replace the backup battery.
     
  3. MacTech68 macrumors 68000

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    Yup. Leaking Aluminium Electrolytic Capacitors on the motherboard (sample picture only).

    Replace them with Tantalum Electrolytics or disconnect the speaker. If you don't replace the capacitors, eventually they will corrode tracks on the motherboard (if they haven't started already).
     
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    A slight warning about the caps replacement - Id recommend doing it carefully, you really dont want to ruin the board if you slip. Also check PDS slots still work post-op if/when you replace them :)
     
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    I agree, chrismacguy. I should have said that removing them isn't particularly easy. Nor hand soldering tanalum caps. Experience is very handy. Too much heat and you can lift tracks. Too little heat and you can rip tracks from the board. :eek:
     

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