Fair enough. I've always de-soldered them using some fresh solder to reflow.Well, the trick is to rock it back and forth and then pull. I've recapped dozens of electronics using this method and have never pulled a trace.
The HDD is toast. I have a couple of Toshiba SCSI drives coming in the mail that should do the trick.
I've usually used Tantalums as a replacement for the small values. They don't leak and the worst they'll do is short, which generally shuts down the power supply without doing any damage (and they're easy to spot when they short).But do you have the Funky RF Controllers?
I've got two Apple IIgs motherboards that I need to do some capacitor swapping on. I've not really gotten into capacitor theory much. Is there any reason why the electrolytic can't be swapped with tantalum instead of aluminum?
Nice. I wonder if the old "Disable Unit Attention" is the problem with needing to reset the PB to get it to boot? How you'd set that on that CF adapter, I have no idea. It was a jumper on most SCSI drives.