[vcf-midatlantic] Recapping a Mac IIci

Ethan O'Toole telmnstr at 757.org
Mon Sep 21 10:23:48 EDT 2020

The problem is when the capacitors leak juice out it changes the chemistry 
of the solder or something. Unsodering leaked caps is often a difficult 

I don't know if the IIci uses surface mount caps or not. I haven't had one 
in a long time (but wouldn't mind another one, they are cool. I was 
eyeballing that one at Festivus or whatever.)

One thing you can do, clean it off as much as possible then try to add new 
solder to the old solder first, then try to desolder it. Another trick is 
cutting away the old cap first using snips, but this brings the risk of 
pulling up traces.

Similar to the other poster, I always use leaded solder. I don't know 
anyone that uses lead free at home.

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