[Article 6358]Sprint One :: PCB recap

My Sprint One PCB started to have some stability problems.

Touching the big capacitors on the PCB I saw the liquid came out.

Actually they were not in so good condition.

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I tried to find coax capacitors to replace them but it had been quite hard so I decided to apply one method learned years ago from radio-tubes collectors.

First of all you have to cut the capacitor

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Then you have to empty it saving all external parts

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Prepare the new content using a new capacitor or a combination of capacitors.

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Fill the old shell and use hot glue to seal it

 

Make it for all caps you want to refurbish

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Re-solder the new/old caps

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Done :)