Re: Electrolytic Capacitor Removal NO Desoldering Required
Grabbing and twisting the entire condenser off the board seems very risly. Crushing and removing the can then going after the base seems to be a more reasonable idea. I have a few Sony Betacam portable VCRs that are loaded with bad and leaked condensers. The boards were drenched in electrolyte. I unsoldered them all, scraped the pads, then washed the boards in soapy hot water before rinsing them and drying them in the hot box. Afterward, I tinned each pad and soldered the new condensers in place. The recorder works perfectly. I have done a couple IMAC G5s as well, they are still working fine. Those bad condensers cause a lot of repairable gear to be trashed. I can understand commercial repair shops declining to repair them, but if you have time and patience, there is a lot of good stuff that can be restored.toggle quoted messageShow quoted text
Bruce Gentry, KA2IVY
On 4/21/20 7:24 PM, victor.silva via groups.io wrote:
I saw this last year and didn't like when compared to my method that I have been using since 2005.