Commodore Amiga recapping and not just Commodore but also other great computers and consoles like Atari, Apple, Sinclair Spectrum, Amstrad, Sega and Nintendo before the year 2000 requires recapping, just like your car or gas boiler needs a service and certain parts that need replacing. When Commodore and other manufactures created the computers and consoles never envisaged that they would still be actively used to this very day.
The design and manufacturing was to be made as cheap as possible so there was no serious thought on the quality of components that was used. They were fit for purpose but the issue in particular are the surface mount capacitors.
These SMD capacitors are electrolytic which in fact have a liquid inside called electrolyte, however with age (even if the computer or console is not used) these will start to leak very slowly over many years.
Now it’s not always easy to see the leakage, as sometimes the leak is under the capacitor itself, and you won’t see it, but the majority of the time there can be visible clues, for example the solder is dull and has a green tinge to it, or simply the capacitor falls off!
We are able to provide complete recapping services for and not limited to the following makes and computers and consoles.
Commodore Amiga A500, A600, A1000, A1200, A1500, A2000, A3000 A4000 and A4000T.
Commodore 64 including C64 Breadbin and C64C.
ZX Spectrum (all models).
Amstrad CPC464, CPC6128.
Sega Master System, Megadrive, 32X, Sega Saturn, Sega Dreamcast.
Nintendo NES and Super Nintendo SNES, N64.
Atari VCS 2600, STFM, STE.
& many more!
We are adding more services to our website, if you make or model is not listed simply contact us for a quote.