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    Default Service for Amiga 4000 3000 2000 1200 600 A3640 A3630 capacitor, SIMM socket, HDD&FDD port repair or replacement

    Since I've had many questions about recapping, here is my official opinion: Recapping Amiga boards is a must, and not an option. People often ask me to recap faulty boards AFTER it's too late, when the damage is too expensive to repair. Recap in those cases WILL NOT fix problems and additional repair will be needed. So please recap while your board is still working, this is PREVENTIVE. Electrolyte is a translucent liquid, and can't be spotted until it's too late. It can damage IDE ports, tracks, components, audio area. Bottom line: The cost of recap is MUCH lower than the cost of repairs. The endangered species are: A3640 CPU cards, A4000D, A4000T/port modules, A1200, CD32 and A600.
    A500 and A2000 A3000 models are better to recap if the machine fails as those caps seldom leak (they usually dry out). All old barrel batteries must be removed ASAP.


    Please note that currently I cannot accept repairs due to lack of time (repairs are very unpredictable) I have a full time job and my queue is constantly full with recaps and upgrades. I recommend to get your motherboard refurbished while fully working to avoid repairs altogether. There is very few people who can do GOOD Amiga rework AND accept repairs for the same reason as myself - so best route is PREVENTION.

    There are other places that offer recap, BUT what I guarantee is that you get absolutely correct, professional quality, IPC production level soldering work (take a look at my reference pictures below). I've seen many bad recap jobs with burned connectors, pads and components, or just badly soldered. This does not happen with my work. I use professional tools and supplies, and brand capacitors (Panasonic, Nippon Chemicon, Rubycon etc.). I'm probably not the cheapest, but consider this: Say, if you've owned a vintage Ferrari, would you let your brother in-law - who sometimes works on cars - try repair it, or would you take it to a well known and reputable workshop that has extensive experience and the correct tools to make it perfect?

    First, declare interest here on the thread, then send me a PM.
    Be prepared to disassemble your system and have high resolution photos ready of your board(s) including close-ups of the caps. I only offer the services that are listed, other services are decided on case-by-case basis.

    - A4000D 4000T capacitor replacement service
    - Blizzard 1240 -> 1260 upgrade and cooling check, fan speed control
    - Cyberstorm MK II 68040->68060 upgrade, cooling check
    - Cyberstorm MK I/II/III SIMM socket replacement
    - A4000/A3000 and accelerators CPU slot repair (new CPU slot)
    - A4000D new RAM sockets with metal clips (if your RAM modules don't stay in their socket anymore)
    - A4000D PIO2 upgrade (~30% IDE speed increase)
    - A3640, A3630 cpu board capacitor replacement service + polarity fix
    - A3640 cpu board upgrade to Rev 3.2 with socketed GALs
    - A4000/3000/2000 Zorro slot replacement service
    - A4000 FDD read/write problems CIA replacement, new chips + socket
    - A4000 Buster 7 or 9 upgrade to Super Buster 11
    - A4000 KS ROM 3.1 upgrade
    - A4000 IDE/FDD port repair
    - A4000 Audio circuit repair
    - A4000 battery swap to professional Lithium coin cell kit (will never leak)
    - A4000 battery removal and cleanup, (free with any other service IF there is no damage)
    - A1200/A600 capacitor replacement service
    - A1200/A600 IDE and FDD port replacement service
    - A1200 accelerators RAM socket replacement, cooling check, fan speed control
    - Track repairs IF the damage is clearly due to damaged tracks/lifted pads.

    These are the conditions:

    - I always test the board before and after work.
    - You must ship the board WELL protected, and ESD safe.
    - I follow the queue - first come first serve
    - Please understand that this is old hardware and faults could happen ANY TIME.
    - I cannot guarantee that I can fix any fault. Many hw. are missing schematics, some logic chip contents are impossible to find etc.

    Feedback: Please leave feedback as per the site rules after you've received your stuff. Here is a guide how:
    http://www.amibay.com/showpost.php?p=60784&postcount=3

    NEW! Please consider my premium packages offered here:

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    Premium upgrade service for Amiga 4000


    Reference:

    Video of how I do recaps:T



    Before cleanup. Clearly, leaking capacitors can cause damage:


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    SIMM socket, CPU, and PLCC chip removal:

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    Still offered.
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    Hi!

    Can you do assembly of the 040-060 adapters sold here:

    http://www.amibay.com/showthread.php...it-NEW-VERSION

    I have one but lack the skillz!

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    Quote Originally Posted by fitzsteve View Post
    Hi!

    Can you do assembly of the 040-060 adapters sold here:

    http://www.amibay.com/showthread.php...it-NEW-VERSION

    I have one but lack the skillz!
    Yes, no problem, if you have all the (correct) parts. It's quite more time consuming than the recap service - but it will be included in the free first job offer Just drop me a PM Steve.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tbtorro View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by fitzsteve View Post
    Hi!

    Can you do assembly of the 040-060 adapters sold here:

    http://www.amibay.com/showthread.php...it-NEW-VERSION

    I have one but lack the skillz!
    Yes, no problem, if you have all the (correct) parts. It's quite more time consuming than the recap service - but it will be included in the free first job offer Just drop me a PM Steve.
    Hi my friend, I don't mind to pay for the work

    I'll drop you a PM

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    Hi m8

    I have the upgrade kit for my warpengine and i m not confident enough to solder the parts and have all the components also could you fit new sim sockets on my warpengine?

    Baz

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    Quote Originally Posted by baz View Post
    Hi m8

    I have the upgrade kit for my warpengine and i m not confident enough to solder the parts and have all the components also could you fit new sim sockets on my warpengine?

    Baz
    Hi Baz, you have my answers via PM.
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    Now also offering SIMM sockets replacement to angled sockets with metal clips.
    Last edited by tbtorro; 22nd October 2014 at 21:21.
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    How much for recapping two x a4k motherboards and replacing the simm sockets as well? One of the motherboards might be a cr one.

    how much for recapping a a3640?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DoctorQ View Post
    How much for recapping two x a4k motherboards and replacing the simm sockets as well? One of the motherboards might be a cr one.

    how much for recapping a a3640?
    Answers sent via PM.
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