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  1. Date: December 29, 2016 at 02:10

    I'm very interested in getting my caps replaced in my A600 and A1200. is there a way I can contact the person in the video to find out more information?

  2. Date: June 14, 2017 at 21:01
    Author: Mark D

    Nice and clever method! I'll try on my poor A600 needing proper care. Thanks for sharing. Just a question, what's the difference between the "red" and the "black" top colors capacitors you used there? Cheers, Mark

  3. Date: June 26, 2017 at 03:26
    Author: mogouk

    Great Work Man, learned a lot, many thanks for this!

  4. Date: June 30, 2017 at 20:04
    Author: Retro Bench

    Cutting the Caps off can cause stress to the thin metal pads on which they sit, potentially damaging them enough that they lift off or cause trace damage. It's recommended that either solder tongs be used, or hot air & flux on the caps to allow the solder to melt and they can then be lifted off with zero stress or damage.

  5. Date: July 3, 2017 at 00:35
    Author: Daniel K

    Nice work. I'm not looking forward to do it myself 🙂

  6. Date: July 11, 2017 at 12:55
    Author: ChuckyGang

    for fuck sake do not rape your Amigas by using this IDIOT method!! Hot tweezers or hotair.
    gheez I get a lot of boards to repair by idiots using this method.. with broken pads etc

  7. Date: July 27, 2017 at 11:01
    Author: Skauber

    You don't even need to invest in an expensive pair of soldering tweezers, just have two soldering irons and you can use both at the same time. This method has a high risk of damaging the pads and PCB.

  8. Date: July 27, 2017 at 16:27
    Author: fred jones

    I've seen the lab experts use the twist off method as best. To me the physics of the twist right angle shear to the board is the least stressful to the board & pads

  9. Date: August 10, 2017 at 16:16
    Author: delsydsoftware

    I just re-capped my A4000 using this method. I went for this method because the caps in this a4000 were shockingly bad — I knew this was going to be a "special" project when I bought this particular machine. EVERY cap had leaked badly, and I had to do multiple trace repairs. I have an SMT hot air station and a good soldering station, but when solder is corroded this badly, it just won't reflow. I think the key to this method is to have extremely sharp side-cutters and take your time. The caps cut amazingly easily, and I didn't feel one instance where the cap was pulling the pads up. I suspect that people who have an issue with this method are either not being careful or are using dull/inappropriate cutters. Long-handled side-cutters have enough leverage to snip the caps off with no drama whatsoever.

  10. Date: August 18, 2017 at 20:46
    Author: thicklyspread

    Some of the methods i am not keen on, but everyone does it differently…. but i wouldn't have taken the keyboard interface out, as i have done it without doing this. but hot air does make it easier if you use it

  11. Date: August 22, 2017 at 19:18
    Author: Geir Olav Bye

    36 minutes of Amiga raping… This is just freaking grotesque! ? Never EVER-EVER snip the caps off using a plier! Most likely, you'll permanently damage the pads on the PCB because of the strain! I repair PCB's like this for a living and this video is against all known standards and common sense. You lack at least 2 important things… 1) Knowledge, 2) Correct tools If you have no clue about how to do it right, please stop putting videos like this on YouTube!

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