General Chat Thread, Arrg eMacs! in General; Micro rant+lack of soldering ability....
Thought I'd finally move onto repairing the second of my eMacs. Knew the problem was ...
26th September 2009, 01:18 AM #1
Micro rant+lack of soldering ability....
Thought I'd finally move onto repairing the second of my eMacs. Knew the problem was capacitor related and had replacement capacitors for a while...
Open it up to find:
4 hours later, 8 out of 9 replaced and two burnt fingertips. Can't get the last one in... leg snapped off the old one in the hole and there isn't enough to grip it at the bottom and I can't push it from the top. Plus I have no solder sucker... argh. If this doesn't work when I finally get that capacitor back in and the entire thing back together then sparks will fly (from me, not the eMac). xD
Anyone else tried this kind of repair with one of these before or am I as mad as I look? :P
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26th September 2009, 01:34 AM #2
Is there any point, eMacs had their days yonks ago!
26th September 2009, 01:36 AM #3
If it was any less powerful then I'd probably not bother but they're not too bad... by G4 specs anyway. :P
Originally Posted by FN-GM
1.25ghz, 1gb, 80gb, superdrive... I can find a use for a Mac of that spec. :P
26th September 2009, 07:56 AM #4
good luck with it
Originally Posted by OllieC
Thanks to mac_shinobi from:
OllieC (26th September 2009)
26th September 2009, 09:06 AM #5
Best of luck - I hate replacing caps. Some boards can be bloody fiddly to work on so I know what you're going through!
26th September 2009, 09:24 AM #6
26th September 2009, 09:56 AM #7
how do you discharge the capacitors on the emac ?
26th September 2009, 09:59 AM #8
Will borrow a sucker from school on monday. :P
And i just left it off for a few weeks while plugged in but with no power to the plug so it's earthed beforehand. Should've been enough time for any residual charge to drain... still wouldn't liek to fiddle with the CRT though, lol.
26th September 2009, 03:56 PM #9
Helped out with community fair today so I managed to borrow performing arts' solder sucker... still not much luck though.
28th September 2009, 11:33 PM #10
Wow, triple post... sorry. :P
Just thought I'd post an update.... with a lot of help and hammering with a needle (not the best idea probably) we got through the clogged up hole and I present to you....
Playing a DVD. :P It'd die after a few seconds of a DVD before... bad caps were related to the video output.
28th September 2009, 11:38 PM #11
29th September 2009, 12:04 AM #12
congratulations, always nice to get a good result like that!!
29th September 2009, 12:12 AM #13
Thanks hehe, can't stand seeing stuff that's fixable being chucked out.
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