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A601 Corrosion repair

 

Amiga 600 memory expansion corrosion repair

 

Another sold as tested ebay item my needs attention.

 

A601 corrosion repair

This thing is mangled!

A601 corrosion repair

It's rusty and has been attacked by a screwdriver.

A601 corrosion repair

Ok so this photo isn't so hot, but trust me.. These pins are green and furry.

So, I'm missing a few images here. How to opent he tabs. Well, you need a powerfull soldering iron and solder wick.

A601 corrosion repair

Not much of a suprise really. Batteries of this vintage leak.

A601 corrosion repair

Crusty! But it doesn't look too far gone. So how do you clean up a mess like this?

A601 corrosion repair

Just add a spash of the magic ingreadient and soak for a bit.

A601 corrosion repair

Nothing more than left over lemon juice thats been in the fridge since pancake day 1876

A601 corrosion repair

Soaked for around 15 mins, then attacked with an anti-static brush and eraser. Then rinsed in plenty of water to remove the the acid. Looks a bit better now huh.

A601 corrosion repair

Luckily, this end of the PCB is dead simple. No tracks have lifted.. Nothing to repair.

A601 corrosion repair

A little more magic. New coating of solder resist applied. One coat "Should" do it.

A601 corrosion repair

Well, thats me done for a while. Green stuff needs UV light to cure. Using this sort of bulb, it'll take a while.

A601 corrosion repair

Second coat applied and set. This stuff sets like glass, solvents or heat won't shift it!

A601 corrosion repair

Trust me, this first picture really didn't show how bad this connector looked. It's nice and shiny now tho!

 A601 corrosion repair

New capacitors installed, sticky pad fitted to new battery, time to fit

A601 corrosion repair

Looks good to me!

A601 corrosion repair

And thats about it, well apart from soak testing. Time to clean up the metal work and reinstall the case.

A601 corrosion repair

I managed to straighten the case out reasonably well.

A601 corrosion repair

No more green contacts, looks a whole lot better now. Plus the clock remembers what friggin time it is!. Job done! :D