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  1. #21

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    Spoke WAY too soon- Its back to taking 2 minutes to boot :/
    Must be some of the other Caps now
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    Solder not taking to pads - is the iron hot enough? I've also found you need to slightly scuff the pads - with a needle or razor - to expose some of the copper traces, this will make the solder attach more effectively.

    The small caps, same as the big ones, but you could use some clamping tweezers/pliers to hold the cap in place to make it easier to position.

    good work though, it's great seeing a once dead Mac come to life again

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    We got it done eventually though we only did three of the capacitors nearest to the Power Supply.
    It was so strange though. As soon as we replaced the Caps I re assembled the computer, plugged it in and it booted straight away- And it had been unplugged for a day or so. Previously it needed to be running for about 5- 10 minutes then it would chime and go, If turned off it would still boot within about 5 minutes. So for about 1 hour I tested it- it booted perfectly no matter how long it was unplugged. Then it decided that it would go back to needing 5 minutes to boot. I really hope that something hasn't gone wrong.

    I know this is a long shot but If I posted an LC II board with the capacitors, would anyone be willing to do the replacements? (i'd be willing to pay a bit as well) Just putting it out there- Those little caps look VERY scary.....
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    The improved caps probably helped improve the reliability of the board, but as you are aware the other suspect caps aren't helping things. I'd be willing to help but not sure if I've the time to do a cap repair at the moment - moreso if I find an LC board I'll send it your way

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    There was a guy on the vintage macs mailing list who was selling cap kits. its a list off the LEM site.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Byrd View Post
    The improved caps probably helped improve the reliability of the board, but as you are aware the other suspect caps aren't helping things. I'd be willing to help but not sure if I've the time to do a cap repair at the moment - moreso if I find an LC board I'll send it your way
    That would be great
    Dad and I were all right with the bigger caps, but the smaller caps are going to be scary :P
    If you find a board, I guess the Current LC III board could become a practice board- If we manage to replace all the caps successfully, its a bonus having two board

    Next thing will be the LC II- Which seems VERY scary because of how close all those small caps are
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    Quote Originally Posted by 68060 View Post
    There was a guy on the vintage macs mailing list who was selling cap kits. its a list off the LEM site.
    Well the thing is that I bought all the caps bar one- that one I will get off ebay- Its just I don't want to ruin the board and therfore have a completely non working LC III and LC II :P
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    Quote Originally Posted by Oldmacs View Post
    Well the thing is that I bought all the caps bar one- that one I will get off ebay- Its just I don't want to ruin the board and therfore have a completely non working LC III and LC II :P
    If you want, I can try doing the caps for you... I've been meaning to start changing the caps over on some of my macs. Only issue is that it might take a little while (you know what my turnaround is like!) The worst that can happen is that I'll wreck the board. I have a few more where that came from, so I'd replace it if anything like that happened. I've got some reasonable connections with some local electronic component distributers (much cheaper than JayCar), so I could probably find that missing cap for you. Up to you - just warning that I have no idea how long it'll take, plus I'm driving up your postage budget!

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    We should have a "MacTalk International Vintage Mac Capacitor Replacement" meet.

    Where we all bring our piles of LB's, BULK caps, soldering irons and make a weekend of it. Would almost be worth the combined effort. Might be a world record for most vintage computers repaired in one sitting hahaha.

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    Yes!!!!!!!!!
    However I'm in Sydney

    Neoxide- I will see how I go and yes- I've got to be careful of my postage quota if all goes badly with the rest of the lc III caps I would rather pay postage.
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    macman = WA
    Oldmacs = NSW
    me = VIC

    as much as I'd love a vintage Mac meet, it doesn't seem too likely at the moment I'm trying to avoid soldering at home too much at the moment as we have a toddler, so it's really only "my stuff" I solder, but if someone has the facilities and free lunch, then you're talking ...

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    Well Sydney is always nice in April

    When I Finnish school I'd be free(ish) to attend some sort of vintage mac meet but the distance makes it VERY hard........
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    Hey I can manage NSW or Vic, so long as it co-incides with one of my work trips.

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    I can manage NSW only :/ Just that being 16 makes stuff hard
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