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Teraforce88

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  1. Interesting! I had no idea that excessive heat could lift the pads. I did see a video where someone used a hot air gun to desolder the capacitors on a Mac Classic II, and it seemed to work well for him: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SjgWo7mj8-w I also saw this video, where you apply solder to each pad, then heat the pads up to lift the caps, but I'm afraid that would lift the pads. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mMMT1qLMX28 How do you guys feel about these methods? Or should I just stick with "Twist and push"?
  2. Thanks for advice, everyone! I apologize for not posting for a while. I pulled off the Apple //e emulator card to reveal the caps, and boy oh boy is there some corrosion or what (see attached pic). There's even a trace or two on the board that appears to be darkened because of the corrosion. I remember trying to clean the corrosion off several years ago with Q-tips and rubbing alcohol, but that didn't seem to make much of a difference. I'm going to go ahead and order some capacitors off of Digi-Key, but I still have a few questions: 1. Since these are surface-mounted ca
  3. Greetings, With the coronavirus pandemic going on and my governor giving a shelter-in-place order as a result, I've been furloughed from my job, which has given me time to finally begin restoring my Macintosh LC II that my family bought new in 1993. About 5 years ago, I posted a video on YouTube showing a problem that it had regarding the video output: <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/vtpZmFiManc" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen></iframe>
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    Teraforce88's LC II

    Motherboard pics of my LC II; has video output corruption that seems to be caused by leaky caps, but works perfectly otherwise.
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