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  1. Thanks for the recommendation - I do have a lead on a replacement front bezel from someone here. I may try it this too, but cosmetic is not my strong suite. Lift a pad, break a trace, no problem. This is right on the front sticking out like a wart. I did try to "push" it back in, but it's very hard, would need a clamp to put enough pressure to push it back in I think (which may break something else If someone did have an example of a cosmetic fix in a visible area like this I'd love to learn more though.
  2. TIL the screws for the screen are a different length. Just had a pile of them and grabbed the wrong one, went in a bit hard but backed out, compared to another (wrong one) and thought maybe the plastic was stripped on the inside. I was wrong. Pretty disheartening since this is really not repairable after repairing everything else. Ugh.
  3. Picked up a working 512k, local pick-up from eBay. Floppy needs work, and screen needs adjustments. Earliest machine in my collection. Also since I was close stopped by micro center and got a Pi4.
  4. Yep! Also be sure to take off the white back panel on the back of the analog board and clean that side as well. That's where my shorts were happening.
  5. Quite happy with the results, I kept the cover off to compare. Used 64oz of 3% peroxide, few table spoons of oxy, in a clear plastic storage bin, with a few landscaping rocks to take up volume inside and the rest filled with water. No streaking at - the slight variation on the picture is just water I wiped away before taking the pic. Front, keyboard, and back panel are in waiting for the sun tomorrow.
  6. Mine looked ok too, but then I cleaned a bit and it showed. Then cleaned a lot more and it started working In addition to that I have all the original measurements, specs, ratings in a google doc here - https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/u/1/d/e/2PACX-1vQ4IIm9_V-ht-noaTYUQ69uDTa02m2Z8GZHQKsP4WaBg9rQlXHsYZ6kUW_RX5F-2K7YvoxllFaBglhR/pubhtml?gid=1456052816&single=true&widget=true&headers=false I've been documenting all my recaps and will be sharing hopefully a comprehensive list of caps, parts, kits, etc soon.
  7. I just did a console5 classic 1 recap - went well, just a ton of them! Also checkout my classic 1 restore thread (in sig) - my analog board needed a through cleaning as there were shorts from the cap gunk on it. I have a few links to some trouble shooting material in there too.
  8. Me too - I do web/*nix/backend development by day - would love to dig into how this all works!
  9. there was definitely something on the back running down the side (you can see the yellow gunk on the second picture of the back, it ran all the way down and onto the front knobs) It was causing shorts. Maybe not caps, maybe water damage or something else. It was stored in a basement for years. After I cleaned it I put it all back together and still has a single vertical line of course. I really like the look of this monitor too - was the one I spent most of my youth staring at If i'm going to do this what would be the first course of trouble shooting? What
  10. Well finally got back to this project - I tested all the items marked, none have shorts. I went further and removed the board from the case so I could get a closer look, and I'm pretty sure the large cap leaked as there was gunk all the way down the board. I cleaned it best I could. Looking closely I can see a bunch of burnt areas on the board near some resistors, and those resistors are burnt out. Not sure If I replace those if it would work. Half debating gutting this and fitting a 15" lcd panel in it.
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